Identifying Moths and Butterflies

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.

How to Apply

To book a place on this course, please visit the FSC website or contact the centre directly on 01206 297110.

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Key Information

Start date:

19th July 2019 at 4:00pm

Cost:

From £170

Organisation:

Field Studies Council

Type:

Short

Sectors:

Ecology, Nature & Wildlife

Location:

Flatford Mill, Suffolk, United Kingdom

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