Moth Checklist

 

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The Irish lepidoptera checklist, authored by Bond & O’Connor was published by The Irish Biogeographical Society in Bulletin no. 36. (2012)

Here is the introduction

Bond, Nash and O’Connor (2006) provided a checklist of the Irish Lepidoptera. Since its publication, many new discoveries have been made and are reported here. In addition, several deletions have been made. A concise and updated checklist is provided. The following abbreviations are used in the text: BM(NH) – The Natural History Museum, London; NMINH – National Museum of Ireland, Natural History, Dublin. The total number of confirmed Irish species now stands at 1480, an addition of 68 since Bond et al. (2006).

The species count includes 45 Butterflies species

Two species were omitted in error.
1618a [257] Leucoptera orobi (Stainton, 1870)
5163 [1219] Lathronympha strigana (Fabricius, 1775)

Further species are being added to Irish list annually.
The following have been added since Bond & O’Connor 2012
1715 [704] Agonopterix scopariella (Heinemann 1870) 23/08/2007 Patterson’s Sandpits Co. Down
305 [27] Ectoedemia spinosella (Joannis 1908) 22/09/2008 The Argory, Co Armagh
165 [78] Stigmella incognitella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855) 17/09/2011 Mountstewart Estate Co. Down
6688 [1404] Spoladea recurvalis (Fabricius, 1775) 01/10/2011 Co. Wexford & Co. Waterford
3744c [825a] Tomato Leaf-miner Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917) 12/10/2011 Tramore Co. Waterford
9062a [2445] Stephen’s Gem Megalographa biloba (Stephens, 1830) 07/11/2012 Murlough Co. Down
5783 [1455] Dioryctria simplicella Heinemann, 1863 27/06/2012 Murlough Co. Down
1093 [273] Bucculatrix thoracella (Thunberg, 1794) 18/08/2013 Belfast Co. Antrim
2398 [646] Telechrysis tripuncta (Haworth, 1828) 27/06/2013 Burren Co. Clare
1330 [366a] Cameraria ohridella Deschka & Dimic, 1986 8/07/2013 UCD Co. Dublin
6235 [1292] Calamotropha paludella (Hübner, 1824) 20/07/2013 Brownstown Head Co. Waterford
5661 [1424] Endotricha flammealis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 20/07/2013 Pollshone Harbour Co. Wexford
5197 [1233] Pammene aurita Razowski, 1991 26/07/2013 Ashford Co. Wicklow
8975 [2473] Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 07/08/2013 Maynooth Co. Kildare
1352  [0428] Willow Ermine Yponomeuta rorrella (Hübner, 1796) 2014 Tramore Co. Waterford

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