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July 2015

British Moth Species

Tue 7th July 2015 (1 comment)
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Of all the flying insects found in the UK, butterflies are among the most spotted and photographed as most people are often delighted by the sight of these brightly coloured creatures fluttering amongst our plants and flowers in the garden. What about their less colourful and well-known cousins the moths though? Well, here are a few things you may not know about moths in the UK.

Traditional moth guides tended to concentrate solely on certain moth species that are known as macro-moths, with around 800 British species identified and documented. However, the true number of moth species found in the UK is actually much higher with over 2,400 species of moth having been recorded here.