Shocking statistics have been released by the UK wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation about the decline in the number of butterflies and moths in Britain, reports Scoop. Jacqui Knight, founding trustee of the Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust, who has been interested in butterflies for more than 60 years, is even more concerned. “Very few people are aware of our other spectacular butterflies [apart from the Monarch] such as the red admiral, the coppers and the forest ringlet,” she said. “And there are about 2,000 species of moth. More than 90% of them are only found in NZ.” The NZ website, inaturalist.nz, is a great place to start learning about the little things in NZ’s natural world.
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