Moths are much more than a poor person’s butterfly. Whether brilliant pink or capable of travelling 400 miles, the varieties at Wytham Woods are often surprising. Join the researchers as they describe moths' remarkable biology and explain how much they do for us. 

 

The Laboratory with Leaves (Part 9): Moths

The latest episode of Oxford’s ‘Laboratory with Leaves’ explores the remarkable varieties of moths living in Wytham Woods. Far more than the drab cousins of butterflies, we meet the bright pink Elephant-Hawk Moth and the large, stripy Privet-Hawk Moth. Under the guidance of brilliant researchers we learn how to preserve caterpillars by blowing up them up like a balloon and how moths are capable of travelling hundreds of miles in a single flight.
 

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