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The Huntingdon Moth and Butterfly Group (HMBG)

The group, which began in 1988, provides a focal point for those interested in the butterflies and moths of the historical county of Huntingdonshire (Vice-county 31) to meet to encourage and share their mutual interest in Lepidoptera.

Trapping at Holme Fen July 2011

Trapping at Holme Fen July 2011

We hold regular Meetings and Events and encourage active participation in the recording and conservation of Lepidoptera, especially in Huntingdonshire.

The intention of this website is to provide information about the activities of the group as well as providing a resource for the identification of species.

You can use the options and search boxes on the left to identify both adult moths and butterflies as well as caterpillars. Alternatively, you can use a list of all the species on our database and access the species details from there.

Full details of the status of a species within Huntingdonshire and its distribution within the county are available.

30th January 2016

The web site has been given a make-over to make it more usable on tablets and mobile phones.

If you see any problems, please let us know using the contact us link.

11th March 2015

The VC31 county records have now been updated to include all records received up to the beginning of March 2015.

The next scheduled update will probably be around July 2015.

5th September 2014

The VC31 county records have now been updated to include all records received up to the 25th August 2014.

Records are usually updated every six months, so the next update will probably occur at the beginning of 2015.

22nd February 2014

The VC31 county records have now been updated to include all records received.

Records are usually updated every six months, so the next update will probably occur around July 2014.

24th January 2014

The system has been completely overhauled to use a new species engine which has been developed in preparation for release to the Open Source community.

At the same time, the new British Checklist (Agassiz, Beavan & Heckford, 2013) has been implemented. The ABH number is displayed alongside the BF number and the ABH number is fully searchable. The system can be switched to operate as per the BF, ABH or European checklists.

The British family structure and binomials have been updated as per the new checklist and the old family structure is no longer available. Binomials which have changed have the old name in the form (=oldname) - so, for example, Eriocrania subpurpurella has become Dyseriocrania subpurpurella (=Eriocrania).

24th August 2013

The VC31 county records have now been updated to include all records received up to the 23rd August 2013.

Records are usually updated every six months, so the next update will probably occur at the beginning of 2014.

3rd February 2013

The VC31 county records have now been updated to include all records received up to the 31st January 2013.

Records are usually updated every six months, so the next update will occur sometime around July 2013.

2nd January 2013

The site has been updated to use Google Maps API version 3 as version 2 will be deprecated soon.

If you have any issues with the maps, please send us an email using the contact us form under the About HMBG option.

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