Museum Collections

 

Miscellaneous Collections - Norwich Castle Museum
(pending completion)

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C. J. Brooks
Cecil Joslin Brooks 1875 - 1953. Working in Borneo and Sumatra, he collected butterflies, moths and ferns in his spare time. During trips to Java, Celebes and Ambon he discovered many species new to science. He was later appointed an associate to the Department of Entomology at the BMNH. His collections are deposited in the BMNH and Norwich Castle Museum.
E. Smith
E. Smith The Eric R. Smith collection contains specimens dated in the early 1900s, collected by E. Smith, R. S. Smith, A. Smith and a few specimens from the P. B. Mason collection and E. A. Atmore, King’s Lynn, 1906. Many specimens are from West Norfolk, and in particular Denver, Shouldham Thorpe, Downham Market, Wormegay and Stoke Ferry. Other East Anglian localities include Yarmouth, Horning, Barton, Norwich, Wicken Fen, Monk’s Wood, Hunts and Cambs. (Transferred from a 30 drawer cabinet to the Norwich Castle Museum, the contents of two drawers (Hawk-moths) had been previously sold).
E. J. Singleton Smith
Edward John Singleton Smith was born in Surrey in 1860 and educated at Durham University. He moved to Lowestoft in 1895 where he set up a school. From his earliest years he was a keen Lepidopterist, “I carried a net that was taller than myself when i was eight”. He died in 1926, some of his collection remains intact at the Castle Museum.

Notable Norfolk Specimens

Pale Shining Brown - Denver 1908 - E. Smith


 

Norfolk specimens from the Brooks collection.

Taxon Spms Date Site Recorder/Collection
Nemophora degeerella  Yellow-barred Long-horn  July 1927  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Argyresthia brockeella  Gold-ribbon Argent  July 1932  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Argyresthia goedartella  Golden Argent  August 1928  Thetford  Brooks, C. J.   
  August 1928  East Wretham Heath  Brooks, C. J.   
  July 1930  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Argyresthia pruniella  Cherry-fruit Moth  July 1930  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Endrosis sarcitrella  White-shouldered House Moth  29/05/1937  Wroxham  Brooks, C. J.   
Esperia sulphurella  Sulphur Tubic  29/05/1937  Thompson Water  Brooks, C. J.   
Carpatolechia proximella  Black-speckled Groundling  July 1937  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Mompha epilobiella  Common Mompha  12/08/1930  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Pandemis heparana  Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix  July 1927  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
  July 1937  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Olindia schumacherana  White-barred Tortrix  July 1932  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Cnephasia asseclana  Flax Tortrix  12/07/1929  Ormesby Broad.  Brooks, C. J.   
Acleris variegana  Garden Rose Tortrix  August 1929  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Acleris emargana  Notch-wing Button  August 1932  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Hedya salicella  White-backed Marble  July 1932  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Bactra lancealana  Rush Marble  July 1937  Horsey  Brooks, C. J.   
Epinotia tenerana  Nut-bud Moth  July 1937  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Epinotia cruciana  Willow Tortrix  July 1937  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Gypsonoma aceriana  Rosy Cloaked Shoot  August 1929  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Notocelia uddmanniana  Bramble Shoot  July 1937  Horsey  Brooks, C. J.   
Epiblema foenella  White-foot Bell  July 1932  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Enarmonia formosana  Cherry-bark Moth  August 1929  Wroxham  Brooks, C. J.   
Chilo phragmitella  Reed Veneer  July 1930  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
  July 1930  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Crambus pascuella  Inlaid Grass-veneer  July 1927  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Agriphila straminella  Straw Grass-veneer  August 1928  Thetford  Brooks, C. J.   
Agriphila inquinatella  Barred Grass-veneer  August 1928  Thetford  Brooks, C. J.   
Agriphila geniculea  Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer  August 1925  Thetford  Brooks, C. J.   
Eudonia lacustrata  Little Grey  August 1928  Thetford  Brooks, C. J.   
  July 1932  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Anania coronata  Elder Pearl  July 1927  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Pleuroptya ruralis  Mother of Pearl  July 1937  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Hypsopygia glaucinalis  Double-striped Tabby  August 1932  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Aglossa pinguinalis  Large Tabby  03/07/1927  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Straw Dot  (Rivula sericealis)  July 1927  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
Pinion-streaked Snout  (Schrankia costaestrigalis)  August 1929  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   
  July 1930  Horning  Brooks, C. J.   

 

Norfolk specimens from the E. Smith collection.

Taxon Spms Date Site Recorder/Collection
Orange Underwing  (Archiearis parthenias)  April 1907  Shouldham  Smith, E. R.   
Light Orange Underwing  (Boudinotiana notha)  1907  Shouldham  Smith, E. R.  NB 
Brussels Lace  (Cleorodes lichenaria)  June 1900  Kings Lynn  Atmore   
  1913  Kings Lynn  Atmore   
Common Heath  (Ematurga atomaria)  June 1909  Stoke Ferry  Smith, E. R.   
Scarce Vapourer  (Orgyia recens)  1907  Horning  Smith, E. R.  BAP 
Pale Shining Brown  (Polia bombycina)  June 1908  Denver  Smith, E. R.  BAP 
Dusky-lemon Sallow  (Cirrhia gilvago)  September 1901  Kings Lynn  Atmore   
  October 1907  Denver  Smith, E. R.   
  October 1899  Denver  Smith, E. R.   
Pale-lemon Sallow  (Cirrhia ocellaris)  1904  Denver  Smith, E. R.  NA 
  16/09/1908  Denver  Smith, E. R.  NA 
Silver Hook  (Deltote uncula)  June 1905  Wormegay  Smith, E. R.   
  June 1909  Wormegay  Smith, E. R.   
  June 1907  Wormegay  Smith, E. R.   
Silver Barred  (Deltote bankiana)  June 1911  Stoke Ferry  Smith, E. R.  RDB 
Blackneck  (Lygephila pastinum)  June 1905  Denver  Smith, E. R.   
  1911  Shouldham Thorpe  Smith, E. R.   
Buttoned Snout  (Hypena rostralis)  July 1917  Downham Market  Smith, E. R.  NB 
Pinion-streaked Snout  (Schrankia costaestrigalis)  1915  Horning  Smith, E. R.   
Dotted Fan-foot  (Macrochilo cribrumalis)  August 1917  Horning  Smith, E. R.  NB 
  August 1908  Shouldham Thorpe  Smith, E. R.  NB 
  July 1905  Shouldham Thorpe  Smith, E. R.  NB 

 

Norfolk specimens from the Singleton Smith collection.

Taxon Spms Date Site Recorder/Collection

RDB=Red Data Book; BAP=Biodiversity Action Plan Priority; NA=Nationally Scarce A; NB=Nationally Scarce B; EXT=Extinct

Displayed with the kind permission of Tony Irwin at the Norwich Castle Museum


 

 

J Wheeler, J Clifton, D Hipperson, K Saul 2012.
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