LEPIDOPTERA (Moths)

County Recorder: Tony Prichard

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The Suffolk Moth Group, co-ordinated by Tony has made detailed records for many Suffolk sites, including many reserves as well as domestic gardens. The group also produces a regular newsletter to facilitate exchange of information across the County. There are currently over 725,000 records on the SBIS database (more than any other taxon group except birds). Annual reviews of important records and trends have been published in TSNS for many years. The group have produced an up-to-date county checklist on RECORDER including statuses. The Moth Group website includes photos and data on the status and distribution of all species occurring in the county. Further guidance on identification and photos of species can be found on the UK Moths website.

Major Publications:
Lepidoptera of Suffolk. 1890 Bloomfield (Digital Public Library of America)
Final Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Suffolk. 1937 C. Morley. Memoir No. 1 SNS.
The Lepidoptera of Suffolk: Addenda et Corrigenda. Morley, C.
Lepidoptera of Suffolk: Addenda et Corrigenda. Morley, C.
Supplement to the Final Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Suffolk. Aston, A. E.1960 TSNS 11: 479.

Other papers from Suffolk Natural History
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Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 2014. A. W. Prichard
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 2013. A. W. Prichard
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 2012. A. W. Prichard
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 2011. A. W. Prichard
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 2010. A. W. Prichard
Spurge Hawk-moth Hyles euphorbiae (L.) caterpillars at Landguard Suffolk. N. Odin (2010)
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 2009. A. W. Prichard
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 2008. A. W. Prichard
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 2007. A. W. Prichard
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 2006. A. W. Prichard
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 2005. A. W. Prichard
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 2004. A. W. Prichard
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 2003. A. W. Prichard
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 2002. A. W. Prichard
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 2001. A. W. Prichard
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 2000. A. W. Prichard
Notes and comments on some Suffolk moths in 1999. M. R. Hall
1998 notes on Microlepidoptera. Aston, A. E. (1999)
Notes and comments on some Suffolk moths in 1998. Hall, M. R.
Tachystola acroxantha reaches Suffolk Nicholls, J. (1998)
Notes and comments on some Suffolk moths in 1997. Hall, M. R.
Noble Grass-veneer moth, Catoptria verellus Zinck (Iepidoptera: Pyralidae) erroneously reported from Suffolk. Aston, A. E.(1998)
Notes and comments on some Suffolk moths in 1996. Hall, M. R.
Five-spot Burnet Moth Zygaena trifolii (Esper) in Suffolk. Mendel, H. & Macklin, R. N. (1997)
White-point Moth, Mythimna albipuncta D. & S., in 1995. Aston, A. E. (1996)
Abundance of the Silver Y Moth. Stewart, R. G. (1995) p 40
Notes and comments on some Suffolk moths in 1994. Hall, M. R.
Some Suffolk pyralid moths. Aston, A. E. (1995)
Conserving the Barberry Carpet moth in Suffolk. Sibbett, N. E. (1995)
Shoulder-striped Clover Moth, Heliothis maritima, ssp. warneckei Bours. or ssp. bulgarica Draudt in East Suffolk. Aston, A. E. (1995) p 15
Notes and comments on some Suffolk moths in 1993. Hall, M. R.
Blastobasis decolorella and other Microlepidoptera. Aston, A. E. (1994) p 51
Notes and comments on some Suffolk moths in 1992. Hall, M. R.
Notes and comments on some Suffolk moths in 1991. Hall, M. R.
Notes and comments on some Suffolk moths in 1990. M. R. Hall
Twenty years of moth monitoring at Broom's Barn. Riley, A. M. (1990)
Notes and comments on some Suffolk moths in 1989. Hall, M. R. & Watchman, A.
An interim report on the regular sampling of the moth population at Fen Street, Hopton (overlooking Market Weston Fen), Suffolk. Hall, M. R. (1990)
Notes and comments on some Suffolk moths in 1988. Watchman, A. (1989)
A lifetime with butterflies and moths. Eley, R. F. (1989)
Conserving the Barberry Carpet moth in Suffolk. Waring, P. (1989)
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 1987. Watchman, A. (1988)
Comments and notes on some Suffolk moths in 1986. Watchman, A. (1987)
Reed dagger moth. Wanstall, P. J. (1987) p 67
Notes on some Suffolk moths in 1985. Watchman, A. (1986)
A tribute and notes on some Suffolk moths. Watchman, A. (1985)
The occurrence of the Marsh Moth Athetis palustris in Suffolk. Barnett, R. J. (1985) p 72
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1983. Chipperfield, H. E. (1984)
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1982. Chipperfield, H. E. (1983)
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1981. Chipperfield, H. E. (1982)
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1980. Chipperfield, H. E. (1981)
Some Lepidoptera recorded from Suffolk Trust for Nature Conservation reserves during 1980. Watchman, A. (1981)
Stigmella tiliae (Frey), a nepticulid moth new to the county list. Manning, S. A. (1981)
Long term monitoring of the moth populations at Broom’s Barn. Woiwod, I. P. (1981)
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1979. Chipperfield, H. E. (1980)
Moths recorded at Wissett, nr. Halesworth in 1979. Antram, F. B. S. (1980)
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1978. Chipperfield, H. E. (1979)
A review of some butterflies and moths in Suffolk during the past fifty years. de Worms, C. G. M. (1979)
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1977. Chipperfield, H. E. (1978)
Suffolk Lepidoptera, 1976. Chipperfield, H. E. (1977)
Camberwell Beauties, the scarce Chocolate Tip and other Lepidoptera in Suffolk during 1976. de Worms, C. G. M. (1977)
A review of Lepidoptera in Britain during 1976. de Worms, C. G. M. (1977)
Suffolk Lepidoptera, 1975. Chipperfield, H. E. (1976)
Some Records of Lepidoptera in Suffolk during 1975. de Worms, C. G. M. (1976)
A Review of Lepidoptera in Britain during 1975. de Worms, C. G. M. (1976)
Moths of Redgrave and Lopham Fens. Pierce, C. W. (1976)
A review of Lepidoptera in Britain during 1974. de Worms, C. G. M. (1975)
Barberry Carpet Moth. Fourth Report. Pierce, C. W.
Suffolk Lepidoptera, 1974. Chipperfield, H. E.
The Striped Hawk and other Lepidoptera recorded in Suffolk during 1974. de Worms, C. G. M.
The Alder Kitten, The Speckled Footman, and other Lepidoptera in Suffolk during 1973. de Worms, C. G. M.
A Review of Lepidoptera in Britain for 1973. de Worms, C. G. M.
Barberry Carpet Moth. Third Report. Pierce, C. W.
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1973. Chipperfield, H. E.
A Review of Lepidoptera in Britain during 1972. de Worms, C. G. M.
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1972. Chipperfield, H. E.
Some Records of Lepidoptera in Suffolk for 1972 de Worms, C. G. M.
A Review of Lepidoptera in the British Isles during 1971. de Worms, C. G. M.
The White-Banded Carpet (Euphyia luctuata Schiff.) in West Suffolk. de Worms, C. G. M.
Barberry Carpet Moth, Second Report. Pierce, C. W.
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1971. Chipperfield, H. E.
Some Records of Lepidoptera in Suffolk During 1971. de Worms, C. G. M.
A Review of British Lepidoptera for 1970. de Worms, C. G. M.
Moths of Redgrave and Lopham Fens, Fourth Report. Pierce, C. W.
Some Records of Lepidoptera in Suffolk during 1970. de Worms, C. G. M.
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1970. Chipperfield, H. E.
Needharn Market Lepidoptera in 1970. Pierce, C. W.
Barberry Carpet Moth. Pierce, C. W.
The White-Speck Wainscot in Suffolk with notes on its range and occurrence in the British Isles. de Worms, C. G. M.
A Review of Lepidoptera in Britain during 1969. de Worms, C. G. M.
The Clifden Nonpareil and other interesting Lepidoptera in Suffolk during 1969. de Worms, C. G. M.
Notes on Needham Market Lepidoptera, 1969. Pierce, C. W.
Moths of Redgrave and Lopham Fens, Third Report. Pierce, C. W.
Moths in a Sudbourne Garden. Pease, H.
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1969. Chipperfield, H. E.
A Review of British Lepidoptera for 1968. de Worms, C. G. M.
The Rannoch Looper (Itame brunneata, Thunb.) and other records of Lepidoptera in Suffolk during 1968. de Worms, C. G. M.
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1968. Chipperfield, H. E.
The Marsh Moth (Hydrillula palustris, Hiibn.) in East Suffolk with notes on its range and occurrence in the British Isles. de Worms, C. G. M.
Moths of Redgrave and Lopham Fens - Second Report. Pierce, C. W.
Zanclognatha tarsicrinalis again in Suffolk and some Further County Records of Lepidoptera for 1967. de Worms, C. G. M.
A Review of Lepidoptera in Britain during 1967. de Worms, C. G. M.
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1967. Chipperfield, H. E.
Needham Market Lepidoptera in 1967. Pierce, C. W
Moths of Redgrave and Lopham Fens. Pierce, C. W.
A Review of British Lepidoptera for 1966. de Worms, C. G. M.
A Review of Lepidoptera Collecting in Suffolk during 1966. de Worms, C. G. M.
Suffolk Lepidoptera, 1966. Chipperfield, H. E.
The Concolorous Wainscot (Arenostola extrema, Hubner) A Noctuid New to Suffolk: A brief review of its status in the British Isles. de Worms, C. G. M.
The Gold Spangle (Plusia bractea Fabr.) A Noctuid Moth New to Suffolk: A note on its recent extension of range in the British Isles. de Worms, C. G. M.
A Review of Lepidoptera in Great Britain during 1965. de Worms, C. G. M.
Additions to the Suffolk Microlepidoptera. Aston, A. E.
Zanclognatha tarsicrinalis in Suffolk A Noctuid new to the British Isles. de Worms, C. G. M.
The Speckled Footman, taken in Suffolk and its present status in the British Isles. de Worms, C. G. M.
Some Suffolk Lepidoptera Records for 1965. de Worms, C. G. M.
Suffolk Lepidoptera, 1965. Chipperfield, H. E.
Lepidoptera at Weston, 1965. Aston, A. E.
A Review of British Lepidoptera for 1964. de Worms, C. G. M.
Lepidoptera at Easton Bavents. Bull, A. L.
Lepidoptera near Woodbridge in 1964. Pease, H.
The Angle-Striped Sallow Moth and other Lepidoptera in Suffolk during 1964. Aston, A. E.
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1964. Chipperfield, H. E.
Collecting in Suffolk, July 1964. de Worms, C. G. M.
Some Further Records of Suffolk Lepidoptera for 1964. de Worms, C. G. M.
The Scarce Black Arches in Suffolk. de Worms, C. G. M.
A Review of British Lepidoptera for 1963. de Worms, C. G. M.
Suffolk Lepidoptera, 1963 (I) de Worms, C. G. M.
Suffolk Lepidoptera, 1963 (II) Chipperfield, H. E.
Suffolk Lepidoptera, 1963 (III) Aston, A. E.
Two Moths New to Suffolk. Aston, A. E.
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1962. Chipperfield, H. E.
Notes on Lepidoptera in Suffolk for 1962. de Worms, C. G. M.
A Review of Lepidoptera in the British Isles during 1961. de Worms, C. G. M.
Some Moths New to Suffolk. Chipperfield, H. E.
Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1961. Chipperfield, H. E.
Notes on Suffolk Lepidoptera for 1961. de Worms, C. G. M.
Supplement to the Final Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Suffolk. Aston, A. E.
Review of British Lepidoptera for 1960. de Worms, C. G. M.
Suffolk Lepidoptera, 1960. Chipperfield, H. E.
Three Additions to the Suffolk Lepidoptera. Aston, A. E.
Local Microlepidoptera. Aston, A. E.
Lepidoptera Rearing Notes, 1959-60. Beaufoy, S.
Some Interesting Lepidoptera Captured in Suffolk during 1960. de Worms, C. G. M.
Review of British Lepidoptera for 1959. de Worms, C. G. M.
Suffolk Lepidoptera 1959. Chipperfield, H. E.
Two Visits to Suffolk during 1959. de Worms, C. G. M.
The Bedstraw Hawk Moth. de Worms, C. G. M.
The Waved Black in Suffolk. de Worms, C. G. M.
Lepidoptera at Waldringfield during 1959. Waller, T. A. M.
Working a Mercury Vapour Moth Trap. Waller, T. A. M.
Lepidoptera of 1958. George, W. S.
A Review of British Lepidoptera. de Worms, C. G. M.
Collecting in 1958. Aston, A. E.
Some Old Time Suffolk Records. de Worms, C. G. M.
Various Notes on Microlepidoptera. Aston, A. E.
Rare Moths. Waller, A. P.
Suffolk Lepidoptera, 1958. Chipperfield, H. E.
Review of British Lepidoptera for 1957. de Worms, C. G. M.
A New Suffolk Moth. Aston, A. E.
Other Micros New to Suffolk. Aston, A. E.
Cerura bicuspis. de Worms, C. G. M.
Mainly Moths. Aston, A. E.
Prevalence in East Suffolk of Simyra albovenosa and Triphaena orbona. de Worms, C. G. M.
Lepidoptera Notes, 1957. Chipperfield, H. E.
Notes on Suffolk Lepidoptera in 1957. Waller, A. P.
More Notes on Suffolk Lepidoptera. Birkett, N. L.
British Macrolepidoptera, 1956. de Worms, C. G. M.
Collecting in Suffolk in July, 1956. de Worms, C. G. M.
Moths at Waldringfield in 1956. Waller, A. P.
Death's Head Moth and other Rare Species. de Worms, C. G. M.
Suffolk Notes for 1956. Chipperfield, H. E.
Clostera anachoreta. de Worms, C. G. M.
Captures near Southwold, 1956. Baker, G. J.
Lepidoptera of Suffolk Coast, 1956. George, W. S.
British Macro-Lepidoptera, 1955. de Worms, C. G. M.
On Collecting in Suffolk in 1955. Chipperfield, H. E.
On Collecting in Suffolk in 1955. Waller, A. P.
On Breeding of White-Banded Carpet. Chipperfield, H. E.
A Collecting Trip in Eastern Counties, 1955. de Worms, C. G. M.
A Few Days in Suffolk, 1955. de Worms, C. G. M.
On Rearing Lepidoptera. Beaufoy, S.
Some Interesting Captures. de Worms, C. G. M.
Observations. Beaufoy, S.
British Lepidoptera for 1954. de Worms, C. G. M.
Lepidoptera associated with the Eastern Counties. de Worms, C. G. M.
Notes on Rearing Lepidoptera. Beaufoy, S. p 106
Entomological Problems. Beaufoy, S.
Hadena compta and other Captures on Suffolk Coast in 1954. Richardson, A.
Frosted Yellow. Goldsmith, E. T.
A Rare Pyralid. Waller, A. P.
Moths at Light in 1954. Waller, A. P.
Notes on Lepidoptera, 1954. Chipperfield, H. E.
British Macro-Lepidoptera for 1953. Worms, C. G.
Insects increasing in the County. Waller, A. P.
Suffolk Notes on Entomology. Chipperfield, H. E.
Suffolk Notes on Entomology. Burton, P. J.
Noctuid New to Suffolk. Aston, A. E.
Worms Schistocephalus solidus. Morley, C. et al.
British Lepidoptera in 1952. Worms, C. G.
Lepidoptera notes for 1952. Burton, J. & Burton, G. J.
Further notes on rearing Lepidoptera in 1952. Beaufoy, S.
Autumn Notes, 1952. Waller, A. P.
Collecting Lepidoptera in the Eastern Counties. Worms, C. G.
Captain Chawner and Phoberia lunaris. Chawner, E. F.
Collecting Macro-Lepidoptera in North-east Suffolk. Worms, C. G.
Semiothisa brunneata, a Scots Moth New to Suffolk. Waller, A. P.
On our Plume Moths (Pterophoridae). Murray, D. P.
Lepidoptera of Suffolk: Addenda et Corrigenda. Morley, C.
The Lepidoptera of Suffolk: Addenda et Corrigenda. Morley, C.
On the Hawkmoth Deilephila nerii and its Braconidous Parasite. Broughton Hawley, W. G.
British History of the Moth, Fidonia limbaria. Platten, E. W.
On Larval Filaments in the Eyed Hawk Moth. Moore, J. L.
Some moths of 1930. Anon
The Lepidoptera of Suffolk. Waller, A. P.
New localities for local moths. Whittingham, Bishop
Brown-tail Moths. Morley, C.

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