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Warming ‘lets moths move north’

May 20, 2009

Lime Hawk-moth

Lime Hawk-moth

The Lime Hawk-moth has spread almost 70 miles northwards

The Lime Hawk-moth has spread almost 70 miles northwards

Britain’s moth species are spreading north, probably because climate change means they are no longer confined to the south, conservationists say.

At the same time new moths are arriving in Britain from mainland Europe.

Butterfly Conservation has monitored sightings from thousands of volunteers since 2007, in response to research showing moth numbers are in decline.

BBC NEWS | UK | Warming ‘lets moths move north’ (20 May 2009)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8057659.stm

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