British Wildlife 16.6 August 2005

British Moths: throwing light on a new conservation challenge

We are fortunate in Britain to have a tradition of the study of Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) dating back over 300 years. Collecting was a social, even fashionable, pursuit as far back as the early 1700s (Salmon 2000) and many of the vernacular names still in use today were coined at that time (Marren 1998).

Through a naturalist’s eyes The ecology and management of drawdown zones
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