Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 6, 2013

Sharp Decline In UK Moth Populations

BBC Nature  reported that a 40 year study has revealed a severe decline in Britain’s month population. Two thirds of the UK’s moth species have had a substantial population drop over this period. Habitat loss and deteriorating land are believed to be the main causes of the population decline. The once common garden V-moth (Marcaria wauaria) has experienced a  99% fall in numbers from 1968-2007. Read more at: BBC News – UK moth numbers suffer crash, 40-year study shows.

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