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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 30.1 October 2018

Scarce moths of the Borders

By - George M Tordoff, Russel Hobson

The southern England-Wales border is home to a unique moth fauna, including a number of particularly scarce and enigmatic species. George Tordoff and Russel Hobson describe how innovative survey methods have helped to increase our understanding of these rare moths.

The southern part of the England–Wales border region is a landscape of contrasts, ranging from the shaded ancient lowland woodlands of the Wye Valley in the east to the exposed high moorland of the Brecon Beacons to the west. This diversity has perhaps contributed to forming the area’s unique moth fauna: species such as the Scarce Hook-tip Sabra harpagula, Silurian Eriopygodes imbecilla and Welsh Clearwing Synanthedon scoliaeformis are found almost exclusively in this region, or are known from few other parts of Britain.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist