was once widely recorded in the UK, but has undergone a substantial decline over recent decades, so it's heartening to see it having such a good year in Wales." The narrow-bordered bee hawk-moth has also been discovered this year at several new locations in the south west of England and in Scotland.
Students of history are very familiar with the peppered moth
because it is one of the best known examples of evolution by natural selection, and is sometimes called Darwin's moth
That prompted two years of fruitless searches in the area without a single moth
It is also highlighting some of the more unusual moths
found in the UK, including the death's-head hawk-moth which can squeak like a mouse, the Mother Shipton which has a witch's face on its wings and the caterpillar of the puss moth
, which can shoot acid out of its chest.
Butterfly Conservation also warns that the UK's moths
are in trouble, as two thirds of common and widespread species have declined in the last 40 years.
Though the new research featured two deaf moth
species, Antherina suraka and Callosamia promethea, it's possible some species can both hear approaching bats and hide themselves using sound-absorbing fur.
He described the insect as an erebid moth
sitting above the neck of a sleeping adult female black-chinned antbird.
gather upon this treasure for a moonlight sipping party.
The most commonly seen clothes moth
is 'tineola bisselliella': Adult females are about 1cm-long, silvery brown, and can lay about 40 eggs.
Ronaldo stretchered off after a brutal tackle by a moth
Instead of using naphthalene moth
balls and cedar balls (which can be effective), why not try a Moth
Box (PS7.90, totalwardrobecare.co.uk)?
It tells the story of how the peppered moth
, with its speckled wings, evolves.
larvae can stay at this stage for up to three months, waiting for favourable conditions so they can pupate and turn into adult moths
Although the Poplar Hawk - or Laothoe populi - species of moth
featured in these photos appears over-sized, there are even bigger moths
Julie Jones fromTranmere, spotted a moth
as big as her hand inBirkenhead- and said she was scared in case the creature flew at her while she was taking a photo.