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Breeding behaviour of the Ghost Moth and Gold Swift

10 December 2013, 4pm: Free
at the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen AB15 8QH
for scientists, students and other interested parties
Displaying male Ghost Moth

Nick Picozzi will give this Aberdeen Entomological Club talk at the Aberdeen site of the James Hutton Institute. It will have the title "Breeding behaviour of the Ghost Moth and Gold Swift".

Few moths present an opportunity to study their breeding behaviour in any detail. However, the males of two of the five species of Swift moths (Hepialidae) in Britain display socially (akin to 'lekking'). They are widespread and I have been able to compare and contrast their breeding behaviour in Deeside. Most aspects will be illustrated and one feature in particular, overlooked in the field guides, has been photographed for the first time.

The talks begin at 4pm with light refreshments available from 3.30pm. For further information contact Jenni Stockan.

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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.