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The oak processionary moth established itself in the UK a decade ago, ahead of the parasitoids that would normally keep its numbers in check.
A giant swallowtail butterfly feeds from the flower of an alternate-leaved dogwood.
We're in the middle of an Insectageddon. But a garden of native plants can help insects, as well as birds and other wildlife.
Lepidoptera insects are at least 70m years older than we previously knew.
Michael McCarthy's memoir is a timely reminder of the destruction of the natural world.
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The bizarre spectacle was the result of a coming together of several exceptional circumstances.
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A 'Biblical swarm' of 'super-moths' from continental Europe is heading to the UK.
New research shows that street lighting changes the activity of moths, and is likely to disrupt nocturnal pollination.
The classic peppered moth.
The peppered moth will always hold a special place in the annals of evolutionary biology. Its story is a classic example of natural selection, and of how animals can act as indicators of environmental change.
Bats have adapted new hunting techniques in their pursuit of moths who in turn have developed defensive strategies.
Bats have developed special attack mechanisms for hunting moths, and moths have responded by developing defence mechanisms to avoid being eaten.
Male enigma moth, a new species discovered on Kangaroo Island.
Amateurs and experts worked together to unravel the mystery of a new moth, the first discovery of its kind in 40 years.
Butterflies aren’t the only ones with snazzy stripes.
Ask people to describe what they associate with butterflies, and you will probably get an image of a sunny summer’s day, with a beautiful peacock drifting gently on the cooling breeze. Ask the same question…