Hello and welcome to alert number 12. Newly reported are Purple and White-letter Hairstreak and Essex Skipper - while Silver-washed Fritillary are now flying in good numbers, as are White Admiral. Holt Country Park also has Broad-bordered Bee Hawk flying now.
Species to look out for
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News From Norfolk
BEESTON COMMON FIELD TRIP REPORT 17 June 2017 A very pleasant day with lots of sun and light wind. 18 people attended the walk. Francis Farrow kindly led us round as it is his patch.
Butterfly man awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours list
Walk around this NWT reserve looking for summer butterflies
We will be opening several moth traps put out the night before around this important North Norfolk Nature Reserve courtesy of NWT
Walk round this Hevingham Fuel Allotment Charity Site which is managed by NWT, looking for Silver Studded Blue butterflies..
Butterflies in Norfolk
There are thirty-nine species of butterfly found across Norfolk. These range from very widespread and common species, such as the Peacock and Large White, to species with extremely restricted distributions like the Swallowtail.
Based on the records from 2014, we have provided a list of the butterflies seen across Norfolk.
We have also produced a map and details of where to find these butterflies. This list is being reviewed and updated.
Moths in Norfolk
To date (2014) some 670 species of larger macro-moths and 1120 species of micro-moths have been recorded in Norfolk. These range from species whose range is virtually limited to the county, such as Small Dotted Footman to a range of migrant species which arrive from Europe from time to time to common moths which occur virtually everywhere.
Norfolk is lucky that it has an extremely active moth group called the Norfolk Moth Survey, distinct from Butterfly Conservation. The Norfolk Moth Survey has a website developed by the current county moth recorder for identification and recording of moths, widely considered to be one of the best in the United Kingdom. Butterfly Conservation Norfolk branch has a good working relationship with Norfolk Moth Survey (NMS) . . . read more click here