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Heatwave brings rare moths to UK

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/07/2011

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The recent heatwave has seen hundreds of rare moths arriving in the UK, in what experts are describing as the best migration for the insects in years.

A variety of species, many of which are usually found in the Mediterranean, have turned up in the UK and Ireland as a result of the warm weather and southerly winds, Butterfly Conservation said.

The rare flame brocade moth, Trigonophora flammea, normally found in Spain and France, has been seen in its highest numbers for 130 years.

Unusually large numbers of the moth, which usually only turns up in single figures in the UK in autumn, recorded at a site in Sussex have led experts to conclude that there could be a colony in the county. Over 20 have been seen per night.

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"Heatwave brings rare moths to UK", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2011. Consulté le 14/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/heatwave-brings-rare-moths-to-uk