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Welcome to the award winning Norfolk Moths website! New features, better navigation, improved interactivity, all with fresh new styling.

New for 2014, the brand new Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the British Isles (D. Agassiz, S. Beavan, R. Heckford) has been integrated into the site, and includes new species names, families, species order and position numbers (ABH). The original species reference numbers (BF) will remain.

To date c667 species of macro-moth along with c1112 species of micro-moth have been recorded in Norfolk since records began in Victorian times. This site aims to provide full details of all the species that occur (or once occurred) in Norfolk, with photographs, descriptions, flight graphs, latest records, distribution maps and more!

It is now easier than ever to submit your records and photographs using the on-line recorder. All verified records will be included in the County database. - Jim Wheeler

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Moth: A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly, both being of the order Lepidoptera. Moths form the majority of this order; there are thought to be 150,000 to 250,000 different species of moth, with thousands of species yet to be described. Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are crepuscular and diurnal species. wiki

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Silvery Gem
Eucarta virgo
24/07/2014 Scarce Silver Y
Syngrapha interrogationis
Ruddy Carpet
Catarhoe rubidata
23/07/2014 Coleophora trifolii (Large Clover Case-bearer)1 
Nemophora fasciella (Horehound Long-horn)1 
23/07/2014 Merrifieldia baliodactylus (Dingy White Plume)1 
23/07/2014 Enteucha acetosae (Sorrel Pigmy)+ 
23/07/2014 Nemophora metallica (Brassy Long-horn)1 
Waved Black
Parascotia fuliginaria
Monochroa palustrellus (Wainscot Neb)1 
18/07/2014 Epinotia nanana (Small Spruce Bell)1 
Oncocera semirubella (Rosy-striped Knot-horn)1 

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