Bedstraw Hawk-moth 29th July 2011 Kilnsea By Petros Pete

Butterflies and Moths Contacts

Chairman of the YNU Lepidoptera Group:  Mr Ian Marshall: 19 Ferriby High Road, North Ferriby, East Yorkshire, HU14 3LD. Tel 01482 627446. e-mail:


Butterfly Recording Co-ordinators:

County Butterfly Recorder - Dr David RR Smith, 56 South Street, Cottingham, Hull, HU16 4AT. Tel: 07906 160447, e-mail:

  • VC61: Mr Sean A Clough, 51 Thoresby Street, Hull, HU5 3RA. Tel: 01482 448088, e-mail:
  • VC62: Mr Dave O'Brien, 42 Pritchett Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 ONG. Tel: 07521 802282 e-mail:
  • VC63: Dr David RR Smith (contact details as above).
  • VC64: Mr Dave Ramsden, 3 Burnham Court, Wetherby, Leeds, LS22 6XJ. Tel: 01937 520919. e-mail:
  • VC65: Dr Paul Millard, Ghyll House, Skyreholme, Skipton, BD23 6DE. Tel: 01756 720490, e-mail:

Moth Recording Co-ordinators:

NOTE: Dr Fletcher holds the county macro-moth database of records collected since 2000 using Mapmate (TM) software.

LepNETYorkshire Joint project co-ordinators:

  • County Micro-moth Recorder & database custodian: Mr Harry E Beaumont, 37 Melton Green, West Melton, Rotherham S63 6AA
  • County Macro-moth Recorder & database custodian: Dr Charles Fletcher (contact details as above).
  • County Butterfly Recorder & database custodian: Dr David RR Smith (contact details as above).
    Holds the County butterfly records since 1995 on Levana software.
  • Historic macro-moth database: Mr  Philip Q. Winter, West End Farm, Muston, Filey, North Yorkshire. YO14 0ES. Tel: 01723 512218. 
    Holds electronic data to 2000 and hard copy of butterfly records.



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