# Friday, 08 February 2013

A new study has found that British moths are experiencing a dramatic decline. Three native species have become extinct since 2000 and the population of moths in the southern UK has dropped 40% over the past 40 years. Even once common species are now in danger of extinction. It is thought the main factor behind the decline is habitat loss. I’m unsure what types of habitat moths prefer but the article suggests plants such as nettles are good for moth caterpillars, I wonder if its simply a case of concentrating on leaving more wild areas for the creatures.

posted on Friday, 08 February 2013 08:31:40 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
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