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Old Friday 22nd October 2004, 15:43   #1
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Wink URLs for moth and butterfly enthusiasts

I came across a few nice moth pictures on the Internet and it occurred to me that it might be quite a good idea to have a thread where people can put up their favourite URLs. I'm sure that most moth'ers know many of them already but here's a few I liked:
So please add!
http://nafoku.de/butfly/nacht.htm
http://www.monte-bre.ch/home/flora-und-fauna/fauna.html
http://www.migrantmoth.com/
http://jeffhiggott.topcities.com/lep...pidoptera.html
http://www.hantsmoths.org.uk
http://www.atropos.info/
http://www.guypadfield.com/
http://www.a.mitchell.dsl.pipex.com/
http://www.northamptonshirewildlife.co.uk/ngallery.htm
http://www.ukmoths.force9.co.uk/
http://www.habitas.org.uk/moths/
http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Environmen...graphical.html
http://www.lepidoptera.bai.pl/start.php?lang=GB
http://www.whatsthiscaterpillar.co.uk/
http://www.leps.it/index.htm
http://www.danskesommerfugle.dk/somm...rioversigt.php

That should be enough to keep anyone out of mischief for one evening
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Old Friday 22nd October 2004, 22:39   #2
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I came across a few nice moth pictures on the Internet and it occurred to me that it might be quite a good idea to have a thread where people can put up their favourite URLs. I'm sure that most moth'ers know many of them already but here's a few I liked:
So please add!
http://nafoku.de/butfly/nacht.htm
http://www.monte-bre.ch/home/flora-und-fauna/fauna.html
http://www.migrantmoth.com/
http://jeffhiggott.topcities.com/lep...pidoptera.html
http://www.bike2nature.co.uk/index.htm
http://www.atropos.info/
http://www.guypadfield.com/
http://www.a.mitchell.dsl.pipex.com/
http://www.northamptonshirewildlife.co.uk/ngallery.htm
http://www.ukmoths.force9.co.uk/
http://www.habitas.org.uk/moths/
http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Environmen...graphical.html
http://www.lepidoptera.bai.pl/start.php?lang=GB
http://www.whatsthiscaterpillar.co.uk/
http://www.leps.it/index.htm

That should be enough to keep anyone out of mischief for one evening
Ken
Well I'm blowed,
All those sites to go to, and you still come in here with queries as to what it is you've caught.

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Old Saturday 23rd October 2004, 08:52   #3
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Well I'm blowed,
All those sites to go to, and you still come in here with queries as to what it is you've caught.

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Well, I've read all the Harry Potter books but I'm still pretty poor at spotting wizards. Wait........ Harry, garden full of herbs, spends a lot of time wandering round the moors, used to fly.......... hmmmmmmmm, I wonder???
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Old Saturday 23rd October 2004, 10:37   #4
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Excellent Ken - 6 on there I didn't have.

Ta chuck :-))
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Old Saturday 23rd October 2004, 12:58   #5
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Well, I've read all the Harry Potter books but I'm still pretty poor at spotting wizards. Wait........ Harry, garden full of herbs, spends a lot of time wandering round the moors, used to fly.......... hmmmmmmmm, I wonder???
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Droll, very Droll, Ken,
If only. lol. I wish, but unfortunately I have to things like everyone else. The hard way.


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Old Friday 29th October 2004, 14:13   #6
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I know it's mainly insects but I find this website very good....

http://www.david.element.ukgateway.n...tificnames.htm
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Old Friday 29th October 2004, 19:41   #7
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you could try this one

I have found all of these sites useful over the years but you could add this one to your list:

http://www.britishbutterflies.co.uk

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Old Sunday 21st November 2004, 18:45   #8
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http://www.ukleps.btinternet.co.uk/index.html
for caterpillars
http://www.leafmines.co.uk/
for... wait for it.... leafmines!
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Old Sunday 21st November 2004, 18:50   #9
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http://www.ukleps.btinternet.co.uk/index.html
for caterpillars
http://www.leafmines.co.uk/
for... wait for it.... leafmines!
Phew, I'm glad you told us about that last one Ken, I would never have guessed it.
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Old Sunday 21st November 2004, 18:52   #10
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Lightbulb County moth group URLs

http://www.essexmoths.dsl.pipex.com/
http://www.suffolkmothgroup.org.uk/index.shtml
the latter has a very useful week by week guide to 'what's flying tonight'.

http://www.devonmothgroup.org.uk/
http://www.dorsetbutterflies.co.uk/moths.htm
http://www.cornwallmothgroup.org.uk/
http://www.sussexmoths.org.uk/
No surreymoths site I'm afraid... yet!
I'm sure I've missed several, so do add.
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Old Sunday 21st November 2004, 18:53   #11
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Phew, I'm glad you told us about that last one Ken, I would never have guessed it.
LOL.

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Not everyone's as quick as you, Harry!!
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Eh! - cheeky!!

That wriggly one is fab Ken - thanks :-)
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If someone is in the mood for something a little more exotic....

http://home.att.net/~bret69/index.htm
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Old Saturday 12th February 2005, 17:19   #15
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How about sites for toys(no not that sort cheeky!)

www.watdon.com
www.angleps.btinternet.co.uk
www.alanaecology.com
www.pwbelg.clara.net

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Old Sunday 13th February 2005, 17:25   #16
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How about sites for toys(no not that sort cheeky!)

www.watdon.com
www.angleps.btinternet.co.uk
www.alanaecology.com
www.pwbelg.clara.net

Colin.
http://www.pwbelg.clara.net/mercury/index.html to be more specific.
Also, FWIW, I've put more moth photos onto my own site at:
http://www.noble1.plus.com/intro2.htm
(then click on 'moths')
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This one is posted elswhere in Birdforum, but it fits quite well here too.
www.wildlife-gardening.org.uk

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Another superb site not mentioned is Hans Arentsen's
http://www.gardensafari.net/index.htm
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It would be good if this were a sticky(instead of the occasional "bump)

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http://orientalmoth100.netfirms.com

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For anyone wanting to breed a specific butterfly or moth species, many seeds or growing foodplants can be obtained from the following website:-

http://www.englishplants.co.uk/shop/en-us/front.html

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For anyone wanting to breed a specific butterfly or moth species, many seeds or growing foodplants can be obtained from the following website:-

http://www.englishplants.co.uk/shop/en-us/front.html

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I can recommend them. The woman there took a lot of trouble to get me the hemp agromony I wanted... and she seemed quite knowledgeable about dragonflies.
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I can recommend them. The woman there took a lot of trouble to get me the hemp agromony I wanted... and she seemed quite knowledgeable about dragonflies.
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I agree Ken,
I have ordered several different plant species from this company and have had excellent service from them by return of post. I have found that whenever you order 'plugs', they always include more than you actually order, just in case a few don't arrive in perfect condition.

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A few more Oriental websites that have various moths of interest:

Japan: http://www.jpmoth.org/

Hong Kong: http://asia.geocities.com/hkmoths
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hkmoths/
http://www.ccs-hk.org/DM/butterfly/moths.html

Eastern Palaearctic Hawkmoths: http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/china.htm

S.E.Asian Hawkmoths:
http://www.sphingidae-sea.biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de/

S.E.Asian Saturniidae:
http://www.saturnia.de/Research/Satu...-Research.html

Borneo's Bombycoidea:
http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/index.htm

happy surfing


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