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Highgate Woods London – First recorded Leopard Moth – Zeuzera pyrina

First recorded Leopard Moth - Zeuzera pyrina

The first recorded Wood Leopard Moth, Zeuzera pyrina, has been made in Highgate Woods in North West London. Native to the UK it is only common in the South but never before in Highgate Woods and it's natural reintroduction is a sign of increased biodiversity in London. The larvae feed on the wood of a wide variety of deciduous trees and the "Highgate" Leopard Moth was discovered in the heart wood of an Ash log having entered through decayed outer wood suggesting healthy trees are not the preferred choice.

Recorded food species of Wood Leopard Moth (Wikipedia)

  • Acer
  • Aesculus
  • Amelanchier
  • Broussonetia
  • Carya
  • Castanea
  • Celtis
  • Ceratonia
  • Cotoneaster
  • ...

    Hedgehog wildlife garden

    It's ! Be hedgehog aware, make a hole in your fence for them to travel through. Put out dog/cat food, dry cat biscuits & water in a shallow bowl for . Thanks to Sonja who sent us these pictures of the first hedgehog she has seen in her garden. Found by Spirit, pictured. Hoping the hedgehog eats your slugs! We have added a hedgehog gardening guide, from the 2015‪#‎WildAboutGardens‬ Gardening for wildlife! Focus on gardening for hedgehogs ‪#‎WAGW DSC_0038 sonjashedgehog1sonjashedgehog2 [caption id="attachment_2379" align="alignleft" width="660"]‪#‎WildAboutGardens‬ Gardening for wildlife! This year’s week will run from 26 October – 1 November 2015 and will focus on gardening for hedgehogs ‪#‎WAGW‬ ‪#‎WildAboutGardens‬ Gardening for wildlife!
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