Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire
Entomological Society


About Us

The Society was formed in 1914 to promote and further interest in General Entomology and the study of all Land Arthropods, especially with regard to species in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and adjacent counties. The formation of the Society led to the systematic collection of insect records from 1916 onwards.

Currently, the Society participates in national recording schemes, such as the National Review of the Rarer British Macro-moths, and endeavours to identify those local insect species whose numbers have declined to the point at which their existence is threatened - and in so doing, enable others to target resources available for wildlife conservation upon habitat and species protection.

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Drinker Moth caterpillar, Carvers Rocks, Derbyshire, May 2005 Photo © N.Ward

There is, unfortunately, no indication that threats to the continued existence of many of Britain's plants and animals are likely to diminish in the years ahead. The ongoing monitoring, recording and study of insects will continue to be of the utmost importance - and is an area in which both the amateur and professional entomologist can contribute.