Saturday, 18 April 2015

Increasing numbers of Garden Tiger Moths in Cumbria

Tom has been using his records of Garden Tiger moths, from his moth trapping, to plot the dramatic increase in a declining moth species. Between 1968 and 2002 the Garden Tiger's numbers fell by 89% in the UK, however here in Cumbria we've been seeing increasing numbers of this once common garden moth.
A Graph collated from our moth trapping records.

While the decline of large moths in the UK is alarming, in the future here in Cumbria, we will see a increase in both beautiful and rarer moths.

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