30 Wild Marlow Days - Day 25

  • Moths are not just the dull brown cousins of the beloved butterfly, they come in all shapes, sizes and colours. They also hold vital roles in the wildlife ecosystem. Before you dismiss them as boring here are some interesting facts:

    - Moths outnumber butterflies 9 to 1

    - Most moths are nocturnal but many fly during the day

    - Male moths have a remarkable sense of smell

    - Some moths are important pollinators

    - Some moths do not have mouths

    - Some moths migrate

    - Moths are attracted to lighbulbs, bananas and beer

    To find out more about marvelous moths, check out the Butterfly Conservation Trust website https://butterfly-conservation.org/moths 🦋

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