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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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Recent Notables
Square-spotted Clay
Xestia stigmatica
Acleris literana (Lichen Button)1 
09/04/2014 Dotted Chestnut
Conistra rubiginea
09/04/2014 Ocnerostoma friesei (Grey Pine Ermel)2 
06/04/2014 Red Sword-grass
Xylena vetusta
Acleris literana (Lichen Button)1 
04/04/2014 Eriocrania unimaculella (White-spot Purple)1 
03/04/2014 Blossom Underwing
Orthosia miniosa
03/04/2014 Caloptilia falconipennella (Scarce Alder Slender)1 
01/04/2014 Amphisbatis incongruella (Ling Tubic)1 
Blossom Underwing
Orthosia miniosa
Dotted Chestnut
Conistra rubiginea

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