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What is mothballing?

We aim to make sure that all of the pages we publish on our website are as accurate, reliable and as useful as possible. Where a particular project has been completed we generally leave the related web page online, just in case visitors may find it helpful or interesting in future. However, for some websites in order to avoid confusion we add a banner notice to the page to make it clear that we're no longer keeping these pages up to date.

We leave these pages online for reference purposes only, and you should be aware that the information provided may be out of date or otherwise inaccurate due to the passage of time.

Why don't we delete these pages?

Our view is that these pages often contain a lot of information about the project which may be of interest in the future. We don't want to delete pages which users may have bookmarked or linked to in other ways.

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The Garden Tiger Moth

Garden Tiger Moth

  • Garden Tiger (Arctia caja) is a species which was a favourite with early collectors, who selectively bred it to create unusual colours and forms.
  • Once a quite common moth in most of Britain, it seems to have declined in many places in the last few years.
  • It flies in July and August, and will regularly visit the light-trap.
  • The caterpillars are the 'woolly bears' of many people's childhood, and feed on a number of herbaceous plants.
  • Find out more information on the Garden Tiger Moth at UK Moths website

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.