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Rare and Exotic Moths Land in Dorset

Long-tailed Blue

8:11am 10th October 2013
(Updated 3:03pm 10th October 2013)

An exotic migrant from the continent has been spotted in South Dorset.

There've been sightings of the dramatic looking Clifden Nonpareil moth in the county.

It's thought they're attempting to colonise in the UK after this year's warm summer and mild autumn.

Dorset County Moth Recorder Les Hill has seen three separate Clifden Nonpareil moths in the past two weeks in the same part of south Dorset.

He said: "Clifden Nonpareil is one of the most charismatic of British moth fauna and is on every moth recorders' 'wish list'. As the name nonpareil states, it is peerless and has no equal. To record one in a lifetime is the fulfilment of an ambition; to record them every year in my garden is just remarkable"

(Picture - Long tailed Blue Butterfly)


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