Around 1940 species of moth have been recorded in
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Of these some 1820 are resident and 120 are migrants. Of the 1940 total species 750 are
large macro moths (of which 650 are resident) and the remaining 1190
(of which 1170 are resident) are the smaller micro
moths. A small selection of the macro moths that can be found in our
area are briefly described on the following pages. Unless stated
otherwise they can be readily attracted to light.
Further details of these moths and others that have been
recorded in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight can be found on the HantsMoths website.
For methods of attracting moths please go to the National Moth night website.
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