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Attracted to the Bright Lights of Northrepps

With the current wet weather comes milder temperatures. Around the entrance porch light the other day was a cluster of moths. Around a dozen male Winter Moths were sitting on the walls and doors. This is a species that has found a niche during the winter months when predators such as bats are not a threat. Although they are not the worlds most interesting insect to look at they are fascinating in having a natural form of Anti freeze for blood, enabling them to withstand very cold temperatures. The flightless females attract the males by scent. However it appears the bright lights are more of an attraction in Northrepps!

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish a Merry Christmas to all readers of Letter from Norfolk and all customers of Wildlife Tours and Education. Sharon and I hope you have a good one.

Winter Moth

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