Identify Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera)
seen at The Netherfield Lagoons

Discover more about these species such as habitat, a detailed description, their national distribution and the best time of year to see them (or visit the lagoons to try and find them!). Each species has photographs to help you in identification.

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Silk Moths and Hawk-moths - Bombycoidea

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Nettle-taps - Choreutoidea

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Hook-tips - Drepanoidea

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Tubics and Case-bearers - Gelechioidea

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Geometrid Moths - Geometroidea

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Swift Moths - Hepialoidea

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Skippers - Hesperioidae

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Longhorns - Incurvarioidea

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Eggars - Lasciocampoidea

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Noctuid Moths - Noctuoidea

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Butterflies - Papilionoidea

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Plume Moths - Pterophoroidea

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Pyralid Moths - Pyraloidea

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Clearwings - Sesiidae

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Tortrix Moths - Tortricoidea

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Foresters and Burnets - Zygaenoidea

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Pollen-eaters - Micropterigoidea

All photography taken at the Netherfield Lagoons, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire