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How many moth species live in Amsterdam?

February 12, 2024

From May till September of this year, Amsterdam has been the research site of a large moth-project. At over 50 different places in the city of Amsterdam, citizens have collected data on the presence of nocturnal moths. These insects are very important for the pollination of plants but are strongly reducing in number, partly due to light pollution. Therefore, research is important and you can read the results of this study (in Dutch) here: Noord telt 276 Nachtvlindersoorten | Al het nieuws uit Amsterdam-Noord (

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The BioClock Consortium is funded by the NWA-ORC programme of the Dutch Research Council (NWO; project number 1292.19.077).