Drawer 9:

British Moths The final selection of moths is a bit of a haphazard mixture, but despite being labelled as “British Moths” this drawer more accurately displays a “selection of East Lothian Moths” than the previous ones. There are rather too many specimens crammed into the available space making it feel a bit like a selection …

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Drawer 4:

Selection of East Lothian Moths 3 Most of the moths in the third drawer of so-called East Lothian moths are correct and nearly all species are still known from the area. There are only two identification errors. The moths labelled Cloaked Minor are the much commoner Middle-barred Minor. These species are quite similar and both …

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Drawer 2:

Selection of East Lothian Moths 1 This is the first drawer of moths. Large hawk-moths are prominent and perhaps the most eye-catching is a Death’s-head Hawk-moth. The writing on one side of its label tells us it was collected from Ardpeaton, Loch Long in 1901, on the other side we learn that it weighed 1/3 …

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Drawer 1:

East Lothian Butterflies The most interesting information in this drawer is the comments by each species describing their status in East Lothian at the time, and where they might be found. Species that are now common were rare or absent back then. Orange Tip, Peacock, Speckled Wood are all noted as ‘now extinct’ implying an …

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