Lancashire Moth Atlas

A downloadable PDF (15.8 mb) containing tetrad (2 km) resolution maps for all 1523 moth species known to have been recorded in VC59 (South Lancashire) & VC60 (West Lancashire) up to 2019, split into ‘Pre 2000’ and ‘2000-2019’ date classes.

Contents

Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Recording effort distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Species found outside their main range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Extinctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Taxonomic name changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Verification and validation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Identification challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Using the maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Species Maps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 โ€“ 1534
Appendices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1535
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1542

The easiest way to use the document is via the search function.ย Hold ctrl and F, then type in the scientific name, vernacular name or ABH number and pressย Enter.

In 2020, an additional 5 species were recorded new to the Lancashire vice counties, which do not appear in this atlas:

35.003 Aproaerema larseniella
37.087 Coleophora vestianella
45.023 Marasmarcha lunaedactyla
70.032 Birch Mocha (Cyclophora albipunctata)
70.302 Small Emerald (Hemistola chrysoprasaria)

A data refresh of this atlas may take place in the future, which would include maps for the above species.

In order to encourage as much use as possible (for example on Facebook), individual maps can be downloaded as images from the links below:

Individual map pages as JPEGs

Individual maps (title and legend cropped) as JPEGS

 

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