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.
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.