Thursday 23 June 2022

Reasons to be cheerful are....

 I am trapping in Devon this week and a casual perusal of the Devon moths blog turned up this recording of a talk about the reasons for some moths to be increasing in range and abundance nationally.  

In my Devon childhood I used to hate the irritating clouds of flies following me in the woods of mid summer but no such problem yesterday when visiting a friend's woodland nature reserve on the fringe of Dartmoor, so I was as usual moaning about insect armageddon but this video gives a more measured assessment of the situation as pertains to moths

I was on the blog site to check on Royal Mantle which I saw during a walk, new one for me. 

Devon tv news last evening featured a man rearing and releasing Privet HM's by the hundred; I think he must live nearby as I've had mutiples in my trap!😁

1 comment:

  1. There was an uproar a few years ago about someone in Devon selling so called native moth pupae saying they could safely be released once reared. Could this be the same?


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