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Welcome to the Lancashire Branch of Butterfly Conservation

Butterfly Conservation is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of butterflies and moths.

The Lancashire Branch covers the counties of Lancashire, Northern Greater Manchester and Liverpool.

Within our area we have a great variety of moths and butterflies - including a number of National rarities.

We are busy migrating across to a new website as part of Butterfly Conservation's national 'In Your Area' programme.

This site will gradually be closed down, as pages get moved there instead.

To see the new website, please

click here

Male Belted Beauty found at Pot's Corner, 19 April 2009
Male Belted Beauty found at Pot's Corner, 19 April 2009


Butterfly Conservation Lancashire Branch

News update April 2017

LANCASHIRE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION HELPS FUND GROUND-BREAKING NEW MICRO MOTH BOOK: ‘MICRO-MOTH FIELD TIPS’

Ben Smart from the Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Society has just finished writing a new 230 page book on how to find early larval stages of Micro-moths. Ben, who is recognised as a leading national expert in this field, has provided detailed text on 174 species of Micro-Moth and photographs on 314 species found in Lancashire and Cheshire.[With 1000 photographs in total]

This book will be of great assistance to the growing number of entomologists who seek new and clearly set out information on this fascinating topic.

To keep costs down and to meet expected demand a larg print run had to be funded and so when invited Lancashire Butterfly Conservation were pleased to invest half of the production costs. This book will appeal to moth enthusiasts well beyond the North-West of England so if you would like to take advantage of the special pre-publication discount we ask that you follow the guidance provided here to secure a copy of this exciting new book.


The Field Studies Council have launched their 2017 programme of wildlife courses and short breaks; inparticular their Butterfly and Moth Identification Courses may be of interest to members and can be viewed here.

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