Burren Green Collection complete species list, Cabinet 1

First posted June 14, 2011, this version December 20, 2014

 

Eric Classey’s  personal working collection containing 6,132 specimens of 397 species, almost all retaining labels listing the original collector, date and where taken. The dates range from 1899 to 1959. The moths are housed in three mahogany 20-drawer pillar chests with oak detachable locking bars by Watkins and Doncaster, fitted to sit together as one.

 

Cabinet One
(115 species, 1395 specimens, 1 pupa, 1 larva. Click on drawers for larger images.)

Drawer 1 

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Death’s Head Hawk – Acherontia atropos – 6 specimens
Convulvulus Hawk – Agrius convolvuli – 21 specimens

Drawer 2 

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Privet Hawk – Sphinx ligustri – 13 specimens
Striped Hawk – Hyles livornica – 2 specimens
Silver-Striped Hawk – Hippotion celerio – 1 specimen
Pine Hawk – Hyloicus pinastri – 22 specimens 

Drawer 3

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Bedstraw Hawk – Hyles gallii – 2 specimens
Poplar Hawk – Laothoe populi - 18 specimens, 1 pupa

Drawer 4

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Eyed Hawk – Smerinthus ocellata – 21 specimens
Lime Hawk – Mimas tiliae – 30 specimens

Drawer 5

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Large Elephant Hawk – Deilephila elpenor – 20 specimens
Small Elephant Hawk – Deilephila porcellus – 11 specimens
Hummingbird Hawk – Macroglossum stellatarum – 17 specimens
Broad-Bordered Bee Hawk – Hemaris fuciformis – 8 specimens

Drawer 6

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Poplar Kitten – Furcula bifida – 9 specimens
Sallow Kitten – Cerula furcula – 14 specimens
Puss – Cerura vinula – 12 specimens
Lobster – Stauropus fagi – 1 specimen
Dusky Marbled Brown – Gluphisia crenata – 2 specimens
Marbled brown – Drymonia dodonaea – 5 specimens
Lunar marbled brown – Drymonia ruficornis – 20 specimens

Drawer 7

Scarce Chocolate Tip – Clostera anachoreta – 1 specimen
Small Chocolate Tip – Clostera pigra – 1 specimen
Buff Arches – Habrosyne pyritoides – 17 specimens
Peach-blossom – Thyatira batis – 16 specimens
Figure-of-Eighty – Tethea ocularis – 17 specimens
Poplar Lutestring – Tethea or – 1 specimen
Common Lutestring – Ochropacha duplaris – 5 specimens
Satin Lutestring – Tetheella fluctuosa – 8 specimens
Lesser Oak Lutestring – Cymatophorina diluta – 7 specimens
Yellow Horned – Achlya flavicornis – 8 specimens
Frosted Green – Polyploca ridens – 2 specimens

Drawer 8

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The Vapourer – Orgyia antiqua – 9 specimens
Scarce Vapourer – Orgyia recens – 1 specimens
Dark Tussock – Dicallomera fascelina – 3 specimens
Pale Tussock – Calliteara pudibunda – 28 specimens
Brown-Tail – Euproctis chrysorrhoea – 11 specimens
Yellow-(Gold)-Tail – Euproctis similis – 9 specimens
White Satin – Leucoma salicis – 4 specimens
Gypsy – Lymantria dispar – 4 specimens
Black Arches – Lymantria monacha – 7 specimens

Drawer 9

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Greater Swallow Prominent – Pheosia tremula – 16 specimens
Lesser Swallow Prominent – Pheosia gnoma- 19 specimens
Pebble Prominent – Notodonta ziczac – 30 specimens
Iron prominent – Notodonta dromedarius – 31 specimens

Drawer 10

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Great Prominent – Peridea anceps – 14 specimens
Maple Prominent – Ptilodon cucullina – 2 specimens
Coxcombe Prominent – Ptilodon capucina – 17 specimens
Scarce Prominent – Odontosia carmelita – 5 specimens
Pale Prominent – Pterostoma palpina – 11 specimens
Buff-Tip – Phalera bucephala – 12 specimens
Large Chocolate Tip – Clostera curtula – 17 specimens

Drawer 11

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Common Lackey – Malacosoma neustria – 54 specimens, 28f, 26m
Ground Lackey – Malacosoma castrensis – 56 specimens, 30f, 26m
Pale Eggar – Trichiura crataegi – 8 specimens
December Eggar – Poecilocampa populi – 14 specimens
Small Eggar – Eriogaster lanestris – 6 specimens

Drawer 12

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Oak Eggar – Lasiocampa quercus – 15 specimens, 6f, 9m
Grass Eggar – Lasiocampa trifolii – 28 specimens, 9f, 19m
Fox – Macrothylacia rubi – 11 specimens

Drawer 13

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The Drinker – Euthrix potatoria – 29 specimens, 1 pupa, 1 larva
Common Lappet – Gastropacha quercifolia – 5 specimens

Drawer 14

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Kentish Glory – Endromis versicolora – 12 specimens, 7f, 5m
Emperor – Saturnia pavonia – 21 specimens, 9f, 12m
Oak Hook-Tip – Watsonalla binaria – 28 specimens
Barred Hook-Tip – Watsonalla cultraria – 4 specimens
Pebble Hook-Tip – Drepana falcataria – 18 specimens
Scalloped Hook-Tip – Falcaria lacertinaria – 14 specimens
Chinese Character – Cilix glaucata – 8 specimens

Drawer 15

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Short-cloaked – Nola cucullatella – 8 specimens
Small Black Arches – Meganola strigula – 3 specimens
Kent Black Arches – Meganola albula – 7 specimens
Least Black Arches – Nola confusalis – 9 specimens
Green Silver-lines – Pseudoips prasinana – 19 specimens
Scarce Silver-lines – Bena bicolorana – 5 specimens
Marbled Belle (Beauty) – Cryphia domestica – 40 specimens
White Ermine – Spilosoma lubricipedia – 16 specimens
Water Ermine – Spilosoma urticae – 2 specimens
Buff Ermine – Spilosoma luteum – 24 specimens
Muslin Ermine – Diaphora mendica – 20 specimens. 12f, 8m

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Clouded Buff – Diacrisia sannio – 11 specimens
Ruby Tiger – Phragmatobia fuliginosa – 21 specimens
Wood Tiger – Parasemia plantaginis – 17 specimens
Garden Tiger – Arctia caja – 40 specimens

Drawer 17

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Cream-spot Tiger – Arctia villica – 18 specimens
Jersey Tiger – Euplagia quadripunctaria – 1 specimen
Jersey Tiger variation – E. quadripunctaria ab lutescens – 1 specimen

Drawer 18

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Scarlet Tiger – Callimorpha dominula – 56 specimens
Scarlet Tiger – rare homozygote – C. dominula bimacula – 18 specimens
– rare yellow aberrant – C. dominula bimacula ab. Juncta – 13 specimens

Drawer 19

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Speckled Footman – Coscina cribaria arenaria – 2 specimens
Crimson-speckled Footman – Utetheisa pulchella – 2 specimens
Cinnabar – Tyria jacobaeae – 16 specimens
Red-necked Footman – Atolmis rubricollis – 6 specimens
Muslin Footman – Nudaria mundana – 11 specimens
Round-winged Footman – Thumatha senex – 5 specimens
Rosy Footman – Miltochrista miniata – 16 specimens
Dew Footman – Setina irrorella – 2 specimens
Four-dotted Footman – Cybosia mesomella, Linn. – 8 specimens
Large Four-spotted) Footman – Lithosia quadra, Linn. 5 specimens
Buff Footman – Eilema depressa – 2 specimens
Dingy Footman – Eilema griseola – 9 specimens

Drawer 20

Common Footman – Eilema lurideola – 25 specimens
Scarce Footman – Eilema complana – 7 specimens
Pygmy Footman – Eilema pygmaeola – 8 specimens
Orange Footman – Eilema sororcula – 6 specimens

Cabinet Two

Cabinet Three