Museum Collections

 

Whittingham Collection - Norwich Castle Museum
(partial listing - pending completion)

http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

One of the City's most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Used as a prison from the 14th century, the Castle became a museum in 1894. Now the County's principal museum, the Castle is packed with treasures to inspire and intrigue visitors of all ages. Its outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history are of national importance.

Amongst numerous categories and collections are the pre-eminent Fountaine-Neimy collection of butterflies and the W.G.Whittingham collection. There are a further 26 large collections covering all orders, including 56,000 British and 30,000 foreign Lepidoptera.

The Rt Rev Walter Godfrey Whittingham (5 October 1861 17 June 1941) was an eminent Anglican Bishop in the first half of the 20th century. He was Archdeacon of Oakham from 1918 until 1923 when he was elevated to the Episcopate as the third Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. He lived at Ipswich and also at Mill House in Horstead near Norwich. Several notable achievements include (old nomenclature) Phthorimae seminella new to science, Eucosma cinerana distinct from nisella, Tinea caprimulgella and Phalonia maritima; specialising in Lithocolletis and Coleophora.

Notable Norfolk Specimens

Acleris lorquiniana - Horning 1907, 1920


Acleris lorquiniana - Horning 1920


Agonopterix kaekeritziana 1907


Agonopterix purpurea - Horstead 1940


Agonopterix purpurea - Thetford 1934


Ancylis geminana 1907


Ancylis paludana - Horning 1907


Bryotropha umbrosella f. mundella


Bryotropha umbrosella


Choristoneura lafauryana - Kings Lynn - Atmore 1890 -


Cnephasia conspersana - Norfolk, Aug 1907


Cnephasia conspersana 1907, Gen. Det. J. Clifton


Cnephasia longana -


Cnephasia longana


Cnephasia pasiuana - Norfolk 1895


Cnephasia pasiuana 1895 - Gen. Det. J. Clifton


Crambus silvella - Horning 1909.jpg


Cydia coniferana - Holkham 1914


Epinotia pygmaeana - Thetford 1934


Falseuncaria degreyana - Merton 1900, Thetford 1932


Pammene ochsenheimeriana - Merton 1900


Phyllonorycter kuhlweiniella


 

Norfolk specimens from the collection.

Taxon Spms Date Site Recorder/Collection
Nemophora degeerella  Yellow-barred Long-horn  29/06/1965  Crostwight Common  Whittingham, W. G.   
Monopis obviella  Yellow-backed Clothes Moth  July 1907  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Phyllonorycter kuhlweiniella  Scarce Oak Midget  15  06/06/1932  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  07/06/1936  Kings Lynn  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  1933  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  25/05/1934  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  1936  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  06/07/1932  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  1938  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  09/06/1934  Kings Lynn  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
Phyllonorycter lautella  Fiery Oak Midget  08/06/1934  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.   
Tinagma ocnerostomella  Bugloss Spear-wing  19  19/07/1937  Breck district  Whittingham, W. G.   
Argyresthia laevigatella  Larch-boring Argent  05/07/1902  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.   
Argyresthia glabratella  Spruce Argent  05/07/1932  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
Argyresthia retinella  Netted Argent  08/07/1926  Kings Lynn  Whittingham, W. G.   
Cedestis gysseleniella  Gold Pine Ermine  29/07/1914  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
Cedestis subfasciella  Brown Pine Ermine  22/08/1912  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
  August 1914  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
  08/07/1907  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.   
Ocnerostoma piniariella  White Pine Ermine  August 1909  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
Ypsolopha parenthesella  White-shouldered Smudge  August 1919  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
Ypsolopha ustella  Variable Smudge  August 1933  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.   
  August 1909  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Orthotelia sparganella  Reed Fanner  July 1925  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Coleophora nutantella  Campion Case-bearer  12/06/1937  Breck district  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
Coleophora vestianella  Eastern Case-bearer  June 1933  East Wretham  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
Elachista biatomella  Two-dotted Dwarf  14/07/1920  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Elachista alpinella  Marsh Dwarf  13/07/1920  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Agonopterix purpurea  Small Purple Flat-body  16/04/1934  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.   
  02/10/1940  Horstead  Whittingham, W. G.   
Agonopterix subpropinquella  Ruddy Flat-body  21/08/1912  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
Agonopterix alstromeriana  Brown-spot Flat-body  27/10/1940  Horstead  Whittingham, W. G.   
Agonopterix kaekeritziana  Straw Flat-body  August 1909  Happisburgh  Whittingham, W. G.   
  August 1907  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Agonopterix ocellana  Red-letter Flat-body  01/10/1902  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Agonopterix nervosa  Dark-fringed Flat-body  August 1907  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Agonopterix liturosa  Large Purple Flat-body  August 1907  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Agonopterix conterminella  Sallow Flat-body  August 1926  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Agonopterix angelicella  Angelica Flat-body  August 1908  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
  1907  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Agonopterix yeatiana  Coastal Flat-body  14/08/1925  Norfolk Broads  Whittingham, W. G.   
  05/08/1912  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Monochroa cytisella  Bracken Neb  12/07/1938  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
  20/07/1938  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
Eulamprotes wilkella  Painted Neb  07/07/1920  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
  06/07/1920  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
Teleiodes vulgella  Common Groundling  05/07/1932  Breck district  Whittingham, W. G.   
Bryotropha umbrosella  Sandhill Neb  07/07/1920  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.   
  10/07/1920  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.   
  07/07/1920  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.   
  10/07/1920  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.   
Bryotropha affinis  Dark Neb  07/07/1920  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.   
Chionodes distinctella  Eastern Groundling  02/08/1933  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
Neofaculta ericetella  Heather Sober  June 1926  Kings Lynn  Whittingham, W. G.   
Gelechia rhombella  Apple Groundling  19/08/1930  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Gelechia sororculella  Dark-striped Groundling  12/07/1926  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
  12/07/1926  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Scrobipalpa suaedella  Sea-blite Groundling  11  07/07/1920  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.   
Caryocolum marmorea  Beautiful Groundling  05/07/1932  Breck district  Whittingham, W. G.   
  24/06/1937  Breck district  Whittingham, W. G.   
Anarsia spartiella  Small Sober  05/07/1932  Breck district  Whittingham, W. G.   
Brachmia inornatella  Fen Crest  July 1907  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
Batrachedra praeangusta  Poplar Cosmet  13/07/1920  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Falseuncaria degreyana  Breckland Conch  04/07/1939  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  03/06/1932  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  20/05/1900  Merton  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
Archips crataegana  Brown Oak Tortrix  1920  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
  1912  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Choristoneura lafauryana  Sweet-gale Tortrix  1890  King's Lynn area 10k  E.A. Atmore  RDB 
Aphelia viburnana  Bilberry Tortrix  11/07/1926  Kings Lynn  Whittingham, W. G.   
Aphelia paleana  Timothy Tortrix  August 1909  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Clepsis spectrana  Cyclamen Tortrix  July 1907  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Clepsis consimilana  Privet Tortrix  08/07/1920  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.   
Cnephasia longana  Long-winged Shade  01/08/1932  Breck district  Whittingham, W. G.   
Cnephasia communana  May Shade  06/06/1932  Breck district  Whittingham, W. G.   
Cnephasia conspersana  Coast Shade  August 1907  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.  Gen. Det. J. Clifton 
Cnephasia stephensiana  Grey Tortrix  07/07/1902  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
  August 1909  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
  07/07/1902  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.   
Cnephasia pasiuana  Meadow Shade  1895  Norfolk  Wheeler, F.  Gen. Det. J. Clifton 
Acleris laterana  Dark-triangle Button  14/07/1920  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Acleris aspersana  Ginger Button  July 1920  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Acleris schalleriana  Viburnum Button  August 1912  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Acleris variegana  Garden Rose Tortrix  July 1914  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
Acleris lorquiniana  Marsh Button  12/07/1920  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  August 1907  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
Phiaris micana  Olive Marble  July 1907  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  NA 
Apotomis semifasciana  Short-barred Marble  1920  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
Bactra lancealana  Rush Marble  18/07/1920  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Ancylis geminana  Festooned Roller  19/06/1926  Kings Lynn  Whittingham, W. G.   
  July 1907  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
  10/05/1937  Breck district  Whittingham, W. G.   
Ancylis laetana  Aspen Roller  August 1907  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Ancylis paludana  Fen Roller  August 1907  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  August 1909  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
Epinotia pygmaeana  Dingy Spruce Bell  16/04/1934  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
Epinotia bilunana  Crescent Bell  August 1925  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Epinotia ramella  Small Birch Bell  19/07/1925  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Epinotia nisella  Grey Poplar Bell  August 1929  Breck district  Whittingham, W. G.   
  1935  Breck district  Whittingham, W. G.   
  1930  Breck district  Whittingham, W. G.   
Epinotia tedella  Common Spruce Bell  09/06/1936  Kings Lynn  Whittingham, W. G.   
Clavigesta purdeyi  Pine Leaf-mining Moth  28/07/1914  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
  1912  Holkham Pines  Whittingham, W. G.   
Enarmonia formosana  Cherry-bark Moth  August 1909  Happisburgh  Whittingham, W. G.   
  August 1909  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Pammene ochsenheimeriana  Black-patch Piercer  11/06/1900  Merton  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
Cydia ulicetana  Grey Gorse Piercer  14/06/1927  Breck district  Whittingham, W. G.   
Cydia coniferana  Pine-bark Piercer  July 1914  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
Chilo phragmitella  Reed Veneer  July 1907  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Calamotropha paludella  Bulrush Veneer  August 1908  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
  04/08/1908  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
Crambus pascuella  Inlaid Grass-veneer  July 1920  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
  July 1920  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.   
  July 1914  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
Crambus silvella  Wood Grass-veneer  16/08/1909  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
Crambus uliginosellus  Marsh Grass-veneer  July 1907  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
  12/07/1920  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
Agriphila selasella  Pale-streak Grass-veneer  10  1909  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
  1915  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Agriphila tristella  Common Grass-veneer  August 1912  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
Agriphila inquinatella  Barred Grass-veneer  July 1914  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
  July 1920  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.   
Agriphila latistria  White-streak Grass-veneer  August 1925  Norfolk Broads  Whittingham, W. G.   
Agriphila geniculea  Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer  July 1907  Kings Lynn  E.A. Atmore   
  1897  Kings Lynn  E.A. Atmore   
Catoptria pinella  Pearl Grass-veneer  1912  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
Pediasia fascelinella  Banded Grass-veneer  August 1920  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
Platytes alpinella  Hook-tipped Grass-veneer  July 1910  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  July 1912  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  July 1914  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  July 1914  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  August 1912  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
  10/07/1920  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.  RDB 
Schoenobius gigantella  Giant Water-veneer  August 1902  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
  August 1908  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
Donacaula mucronella  Scarce Water-veneer  August 1909  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Acentria ephemerella  Water Veneer  1925  Norfolk Broads  Whittingham, W. G.   
Eudonia pallida  Marsh Grey  1908  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Eudonia truncicolella  Ground-moss Grey  August 1912  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
Eudonia angustea  Narrow-winged Grey  August 1925  Norfolk Broads  Whittingham, W. G.   
Eudonia mercurella  Small Grey  August 1912  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
Elophila nymphaeata  Brown China-mark  1909  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Parapoynx stratiotata  Ringed China-mark  1925  Norfolk Broads  Whittingham, W. G.   
Cataclysta lemnata  Small China-mark  1908  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
  1912  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Pyrausta purpuralis  Common Purple & Gold  August 1917  Norfolk Broads  Whittingham, W. G.   
Anania hortulata  Small Magpie  June 1953  Norwich  Whittingham, W. G.   
Anania crocealis  Ochreous Pearl  1938  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Udea ferrugalis  Rusty-dot Pearl  August 1912  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
Palpita vitrealis  Olive-tree Pearl  01/08/1958  Yarmouth  Whittingham, W. G.   
Hypsopygia costalis  Gold Triangle  1908  Ditchingham  Whittingham, W. G.   
Hypsopygia glaucinalis  Double-striped Tabby  1908  Ditchingham  Whittingham, W. G.   
Pyralis farinalis  Meal Moth  1907  Sea Palling  Whittingham, W. G.   
  1907  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Aglossa pinguinalis  Large Tabby  July 1907  Sea Palling  Whittingham, W. G.   
  August 1907  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Anerastia lotella  Sandhill Knot-horn  August 1912  Holkham  Whittingham, W. G.   
  1920  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.   
Acrobasis repandana  Warted Knot-horn  July 1912  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Dioryctria simplicella  Brown Pine Knot-horn  12  05/06/1932  Thetford  Whittingham, W. G.   
Ephestia kuehniella  Mediterranean Flour Moth  11  July 1940  Horstead  Whittingham, W. G.  NA 
Platyptilia gonodactyla  Triangle Plume  August 1909  Happisburgh  Whittingham, W. G.   
Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla  Twin-spot Plume  August 1909  Happisburgh  Whittingham, W. G.   
Stenoptilia pterodactyla  Brown Plume  August 1909  Happisburgh  Whittingham, W. G.   
Adaina microdactyla  Hemp-agrimony Plume  August 1907  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
  August 1909  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Chevron  (Eulithis testata)  August 1909  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
  August 1907  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Dark Umber  (Philereme transversata)  16/07/1930  Norfolk Broads  Whittingham, W. G.   
Slender Pug  (Eupithecia tenuiata)  15/07/1920  Norfolk Broads  Whittingham, W. G.   
Toadflax Pug  (Eupithecia linariata)  10/06/1909  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
  July 1907  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Valerian Pug  (Eupithecia valerianata)  1905  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
  1908  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.  NB 
Lime-speck Pug  (Eupithecia centaureata)  1907  Horning  Whittingham, W. G.   
Tawny Speckled Pug  (Eupithecia icterata)  25/08/1908  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
  August 1905  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
  1907  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Plain Pug  (Eupithecia simpliciata)  15/07/1908  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
  August 1907  Norfolk  Whittingham, W. G.   
Scarce Pug  (Eupithecia extensaria)  1914  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.  BAP 
  1915  Burnham Overy  Whittingham, W. G.  BAP 

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, R Jones 2011.
Photos © J Wheeler 2011.

 

       
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