Insects

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Turn out the lights to save our moths
Letters: Artificial light is endangering Britain’s moths, but reducing the risk is as easy as flicking a switch, writes Anna Levin

Letters

07, Mar, 2021 @11:43 PM

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The Guardian view on moth-watching pleasure: the pest and the beauty | Editorial
Editorial: These insects have declined by a third over 50 years. While their appetites can be a nuisance, ultimately we must protect these gloriously beautiful, elusive creatures

Editorial

07, Mar, 2021 @6:25 PM

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Butterfly numbers plummeting in US west as climate crisis takes toll
The total number of butterflies west of the Rockies has fallen 1.6% a year since 1977, a study finds – ‘You extrapolate it and it’s crazy’

Oliver Milman

04, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Britain’s moths decline by a third in 50 years, study finds
Drivers of decline likely to be habitat loss, intensive farming, climate change and light pollution

Patrick Barkham

03, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'Bee-killing' pesticide now will not be used on UK sugar beet fields
Government gave emergency authorisation to a neonicotinoid earlier this year - but says chemical was not needed

Mattha Busby

03, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Bee sting twice as likely to land Australians in hospital than encounter with venomous wildlife
Study finds five in 100,000 Australians taken to hospital for bee and wasp stings, twice the rate for spiders and snakes

Calla Wahlquist

02, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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UK scientists confirm arrival of brown marmorated stink bugs
Invasive bug that creates marks on fruit and vegetables probably hitched ride into Britain on packaging crates

Patrick Barkham

01, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: webs of intrigue in a shadowy cave
Kirkdale Cave, North Yorkshire: At the point where daylight no longer shows, we finally find the web-makers

Amy-Jane Beer

27, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Specieswatch: the green tiger beetle, a ferocious heathland predator
One of Britain’s fastest insects, Cicindela campestris, is small but deadly

Paul Brown

24, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: life amid the icicles
Eyebrook reservoir and Great Merrible Wood, Rutland: Hidden beneath the bark, creatures are sheltering from the freezing weather

Matt Shardlow

23, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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A Brexit dividend for British beekeepers? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Bees | Covid vaccinations | Dido Harding | Influencers | Border checks

Letters

05, Feb, 2021 @5:42 PM

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Country diary: slim pickings for a goldcrest in winter
Crook, Co Durham: The bird pulled morsels from mossy crevices, but all I could find were tiny pupa of a micromoth

Phil Gates

03, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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