Butterflies and moths shown to children-part 3 Moths.

A variety Hawk Moths.  Image courtesy of Ben Sale {UK} originally posted to Flickr.   CC BY-SA 2.0 license.File:Hawk-moths (7397621552).jpg


The text on this page is taken from the book ,"Butterflies and Moths shown to children" by Theodore Wood and Janet Harvey Kelman, published in London and Edinburgh in 1910.

The book is not in copyright and placed in the public domain. The pages are courtesy of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The coloured photographs are my personal choice . { See reuse of images below}.

Also see notes to the visitor below.

Here in part three we commence with a look at Moths. 

Privet Hawk moth

Image courtesy of Ben Sale {UK}  originally posted to Flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0 license.File:Privet Hawk-moth (28512515308).jpg

Hornet clearwing moth

Image courtesy of Lukas Jonaitis   CC BY-SA 2.0 license Originally posted on Flickr.

in part four of this series 

In part four of this series we continue to look at moth species.

Notes to the Reader

Since the book was published in 1910, there have been great changes in our environment and habitat. For instance 90% of our wild flower meadows have been lost. These meadows were a haven for butterflies. 

Climate change is the latest challenge for the butterflies with species once found only in the south of the country being regularly encountered  further north. Population numbers fluctuate depending on the weather. The weather is now much more changeable than in the past. Thus  the status of the butterflies in the text above may not be accurate. However, the description,habitat and food plants are still accurate.

For the latest information on the status of species, visit Butterfly Conservation, Lepidoptera and Butterfly Red List in the content banners above. Click on the relevant title, and scroll down to view.  

Reuse of images

The images on this page may be reused. However, the name of the relevant author must be attributed  along with any accompanying license.

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