Course: Identifying Moths and Butterflies

Field Studies Council

Flatford Mill, Suffolk
Friday 19th - Sunday 21st July 2019

www.field-studies-council.org enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org 01206 297110

Cost: From £170

Sectors: ecology


A weekend introducing the identification and natural history of perhaps the most visually appealing of all insect groups. Only live viewing techniques are used: light traps and sugaring for moths and sweep nets for butterflies. We will discuss the benefits of the different trapping methods and the different types of light trap. Working through the moth catch in the morning is complemented by afternoon excursions to look for and identify butterflies on the wing. Local butterfly species include Silver Washed Fritillary, White Admiral and Purple Hairstreak and the larger moths include Poplar, Privet, Pine and Elephant Hawk Moths. Bursaries are available for this course, generously organised by the Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service. Please contact FSC Flatford Mill for details.

Sheila Wright is a County wildlife recorder for Nottinghamshire with a long-standing interest in moths and butterflies.


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