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Moths on the Wing

Have you found a moth and you're not sure where to start looking for its identity?

The following pages offer a guide to the most common micro and macro moths found month by month in the county of Yorkshire from statistics kindly supplied by Charlie Fletcher..

The lists are not exhaustive and serve only as a starting point - they may help you to decide where to look in your favourite moth text book e.g. the 'Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland' by Waring, Townsend and Lewington or The Concise Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland by the same authors.

Remember that many moths are quite variable in appearance, so don't just look for an exact match. If you don't find what you're looking for here, another good place to look is the UK Moths website - and don't forget, your Vice County Recorders are there to help - you can find their contact details on the Recorders page.

Happy Mothing!


 
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