New British Moth Found in Hembury Woods is World First

A moth new to science and found nowhere else in the world has been formally recognised as living in the UK. The 3mm-long micro moth, which lives in Hembury Woods in Devon, was recognised as a new species this year. This week, the biologist who discovered it is presenting the Natural History Museum of London with one of the first known specimens. The receipt of this type specimen will mark the official acceptance of the moth’s existence in the country. The tiny micro moth, which has a wingspan of just 6mm, was first spotted in 2004

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