Like moths to a flame

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Friday, 7 October 2011 16:22

Wow! Whatever next. Our discovery of the largest number of Flame Brocades seen in 130 years that may indicate an established population has made the national press (along with the arrival of loads of other migrant moths here and elsewhere in the country). The first I new of it this morning was that migrant moths were mentioned on both BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5. I got a call from Michael about 10.00 am saying it was in pretty much ALL the papers. I grabbed a Guardian and indeed there was the article with a nice picture of a Death's-head Hawk-moth. Here is a Vestal that Penny and I caught at Woods Mill last night, yet another migrant.
Now, I get back home and it appears the story has been run in all these publications too:

BBC News Online/Interactive
Scottish Daily Express - Online
West Sussex County Times Series - Online
The Independent - Online
There are at least another 15 to add to this list. Pretty amazing stuff really. It is frightening how fast the media moves.

Since writing this it appears the moth might also be on the ITV local news between 6.00pm and 6.30pm tonight AND apparently it is going to be on Autumnwatch too!!!

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