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Following the latest government announcement concerning the current Covid-19 pandemic the Society headquarters at Mansion House has now closed.

Where possible emails will be monitored, any urgent enquiries should be forwarded to

Membership applications will be put on hold until further notice.

Our "identify that insect" service will continue, but our Director of Science cannot accept any physical samples to inspect during this time.

Our Librarian will not have access to our collections from home, but will be happy to try and locate references available to download from the internet.

All events and meetings have been cancelled until further notice

We hope that everyone stays well and we hope that normal business can resume soon for everyone, thank you for your understanding during this difficult time that the world finds itself in.

Kirsty Whiteford - Registrar

Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the British Isles

Handbooks for the identification of British Insects. Volume 12 part 6.

David J.L. Agassiz, Stella D. Beavan and Robert J. Heckford, 2013, 206pp.

This new checklist covers all recorded UK species. The main list comprises resident, and transitory resident species, species believed to be extinct and immigrants and some species that have probably been imported but have been found in the wild. Also included, in Appendix A, are the adventive species, recorded in Britain, which cannot be regarded as part of our fauna, and are probably unlikely to recur, for example those imported from a great distance with produce. Appendix B lists species whose records are either erroneous or unable to be confirmed.


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