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Red Underwing moth, Catocala nupta © Paul Stevens
Red Underwing moth, Catocala nupta © Paul Stevens

Moths are overlooked but play an important role in our ecosystems

Published: July 4, 2023 

We have around 2,500 species of moths in the UK with 160,000 globally, compared to around 60 UK butterflies species and 17,500 globally. Often overshadowed by their more brightly coloured butterfly cousins, moths are abundant and important pollinators in their own right, and essential food for larger animals in gardens and the wider landscape. Discover more about them with Fran Sconce, Entomologist and Senior Outreach & Learning Officer, and Dr Hayley Jones, Senior Entomologist at The Royal Horticultural Society and member of the Royal Entomological Society Outreach & Development Committee.

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