National Insect Week returns in 2020
A moth recording event at the remarkable Norman Lockyer Observatory with an inspection of the catch on the Saturday morning at 10.00.
Meet at 21.30 hrs on 15th or 10.00hrs on 16th at Grid ref SY 139 883.
The observatory is on high ground in an area of minimal light pollution and surrounded by mixed woodland about 1km from the coast so should produce an interesting suite of species.
Joint with Norman Lockyer Observatory and Devon Moth group.
Leader: Paul Butter
There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.