The rare Liquorice Piercer moth.
Photo Will Langdon
Introduction to day-flying moths
Join Butterfly Conservation for an introduction to the world of day-flying moths.
Either on Friday 2nd June at Ring Haw Field Centre,
off Old Sulehay Road, Yarwell. 10:00 - 13:00
Or on Thursday 8th June at Prior’s Hall Community Centre, Gretton Road, Corby NN17 5EB (with a site visit to Weldon Woodland Park) 10:15 - 13:30
A surprising number of moth species are active by day and are often as brightly coloured and beautifully patterned as butterflies.
Learn to identify some of our common day-flying moths and discover how you can help our work by recording any moths that you see. As well as some of the common species, we will also be learning about the rare Liquorice Piercer micro-moth – a small, but beautiful day-flying moth that is best looked for on sunny afternoons flying around its foodplant, Wild Liquorice.
Butterfly Conservation is looking to discover more colonies of this rare species in Northamptonshire, so once you know what to look for, you could help contribute to this vital research.
This event is free thanks to the generous funding provided by The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Each session will start with an introduction to some of the day-flying moths we are likely to see, followed by a break for lunch and then a visit to a nearby site to practise what we have learnt.
Please bring a packed lunch with you and wear suitable clothing for being outdoors in long grass (long trousers and walking boots are recommended).
We will provide pots in which to contain the moths for a while and identification guides.
The sessions are free, but please book your place by emailing Susannah O’Riordan email@example.com
This event is being run as part of the ‘Building the Links for Rockingham Forest’ project funded by the National Lottery Heritage fund.
Photos from Butterfly Conservation's leaflet "Day-flying moths - a brief guide "