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Rare moth species seen in the Wood

Posted: Monday 12 August, 2013

Jan Barclay, Ruth Macleod and Barry Blake headed up a butterfly and moth walk in Laide Wood on 9 August. Sadly, unlike last year, the 10 participants were not able to enjoy catching and identifying butterflies in the sunshine. It rained and it midged, but there were nevertheless abundant and diverse moth catches that proved of great interest to all. As with last year, a new species for Laide wood was found, a Satin Beauty. Whilst not uncommon in the east, the northwest coast distribution of this species is less well known.

More information on the species of moths you are likely to see in the Wood can be found on the UK Moths website (see our Links page for other relevant sites).

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