Butterflies and Moths shown to children-part 4

Orange swift moth. Image courtesy of Rob Mitchell  Public domain.File:Orange Swift moth (29486024180).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, by TC and EC Jack. The book is not in copyright and placed in the public domain. 

The pages from this book are by courtesy of the  Biodiversity Heritage Library. The coloured photographs are my personal choice. { see reuse of images below}

Also see the Notes and the bottom of the page.

The wood leopard moth often referred to as just the Leopard moth

Image courtesy of Hectonichus  CC BY-SA 4.0 license.Cossidae - Zeuzera pyrina.JPG

In part five 

We continue to look at moth species in the UK.

Notes to the reader

This book was published in 1910, and since then many many changes have occurred in our countryside. 90 % of our wild flower meadows have been lost, insecticides and habitat loss has taken its toll on the butterfly populations. Climate change has also had an effect with butterflies and moths once only found in the south are now found much further north.

The information about status mentioned in the text about individual species were correct at the time of publication. However, because of the reasons mentioned they may not be correct now. Please see  Butterfly Red List,  Butterfly Conservation,  Lepidoptera Butterflies, in the content boxes above for the latest status for individual species. Other articles about moths may be found in the content boxes above. Click on relevant title and scroll down to view.

The description,food plants and habitat mentioned in the text above are still accurate along with the detailed images.

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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