North Wales branch

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Species to look out for


Red AdmiralWelcome to the North Wales branch of Butterfly Conservation.

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the North Wales branch.

There is a very useful site about butterflies and moths in North Wales called North Wales Lepidoptera.

Latest News

New Moth For Wales!

An extremely rare moth has been discovered in Wales for the first time. Butterfly Conservation received two separate records of the Barred Tooth-striped moth at a woodland site in Monmouthshire earlier this month...

40 year slump for UK Butterflies

More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.

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North Wales:Glow Worms And Moths Of The Great Orme

Friday 1st July 2016, 9.30pm-11.55pm

Join the North Wales Branch for a guided walk to search for glow worm and moths along the cliffs of the west side of the Great Orme, led by Mark Sheridan. This will be followed by moth trapping till late.

North Wales - Butterfly Search at Pool Parc, Ruthin

Sunday 17th July 2016, 2.00pm-4.30pm

This former deer park is now an interesting site for butterflies, including white-letter hairstreak and silver washed fritillary. This visit will be a joint event with North Wales Wildlife Trust led by Ian Gorton. Meet at Ruthin Rugby Club layby (GR: SJ117 578).

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Test thumb 1Click here to see the latest butterfly and moths sightings in the North Wales branch region. Older sightings can be found in the "Archived Records" section below.

Send your new sightings to Ian Gorton at:  please include:

  • Date seen.
  • Butterfly species and approx numbers of each
  • Where you saw them
  • The nearest town
  • The grid reference
  • Your name
  • Any additional info you want to include.

Places to see butterflies