On a wing and a heatwave: Exotic butterflies and moths from the continent colonising UK


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Exotic butterflies and moths from the Continent have begun to colonise Britain following the hot summer, the Butterfly Conservation charity reports.

Migrants such as the crimson speckled moth have appeared, and while species such as the European long-tailed blue are not expected to survive the winter, others including the Clifden nonpareil and rosy underwing are thought to be breeding in southern counties.