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iCollections: British and Irish Pyraloidea (Moths) Collection

The Pyraloidea collection comprises the records of all British and Irish material at the Natural History Museum, London at the time of project completion (August 2019). It includes the main collection and recently acquired (2019) material from the J.M. Jaques collection.

The Pyraloidea collection was digitised to complete the iCollections dataset (British and Irish Lepidoptera) and to create specimen records and capture specimen metadata.

Each specimen record has been published with an image capturing both the specimen (dorsal habitus) and its associated labels, and creating an inventory record with a unique identifier (Data Matrix barcode), taxon information and locality within the collection. Some specimens will have additional images capturing the reverse side of labels.

The data resource generated by the project is available using the link.

This collection was digitised as part of the Museum's Digital Collections Programme.

Data and Resources

Cite this as

Robyn Crowther; Elizabeth Devenish; Phaedra Kokkini; Nicola Lowndes et al. (2019). Dataset: iCollections: British and Irish Pyraloidea (Moths) Collection. Natural History Museum Data Portal (

Retrieved: 08:55 20 Jan 2022 (GMT)

Additional Info

Field Value
Affiliation Natural History Museum
Primary contributors
Crowther, Robyn ( 0000-0002-5710-7496);
Devenish, Elizabeth ( 0000-0003-1998-3804);
Kokkini, Phaedra ( 0000-0002-7652-0956);
Lowndes, Nicola ( 0000-0003-1853-0539);
Wing, Peter ( 0000-0002-8634-8790);
Allan, Louise ( 0000-0002-5148-002X);
Ayre, James;
Barclay, Charlotte ( 0000-0001-8008-8249);
Martin, Geoff ( 0000-0002-1394-4620)
Other contributors
Temporal extent 1819 to present day
Update frequency Monthly
Last updated October 2, 2019
Last resource update October 2, 2019 ("iCollections" specimens)
Created October 2, 2019
License Creative Commons CCZero