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Priority species of butterflies and moths in NE Scotland

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Seminar
8 December 2015, 4pm
at the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties
Pearl-bordered Fritillary underside (c) James Hutton Institute

Helen Rowe from the Aberdeenshire Council and Butterfly Conservation will deliver this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar entitled "Priority species of butterflies and moths in NE Scotland". It will be held at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen (and screened to the Institute's Dundee site).

NE Scotland contains some of the best UK sites for key Lepidoptera species that have been identified as national/regional conservation priorities in biodiversity action plans. This illustrated talk will concentrate on a selection of these butterflies and moths, looking at their identification features, life histories, habitat requirements, threats if known and actions being taken/proposed to address these, including how people can help. Helen is a keen Lepidopterist and South Aberdeenshire vice-county moth recorder as well as Butterfly Conservation East Scotland Branch Aberdeenshire area organiser and Aberdeenshire Council Countryside Ranger (Marr/Cairngorms National Park area). She supports local moth recorders, coordinates local Lepidoptera targeted surveys and organises local events to raise public awareness of butterflies and moths.

The talk starts at 4 pm with light refreshments available from 3.30pm.

For further information, please contact Jenni Stockan, Environmental & Biochemical Sciences, James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, AB15 8QH, UK. Office: +44 (0)1224 395 239.

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