Borough braced for Euro final moth invasion

Borough braced for Euro final moth invasion

Nocturnal insects that plagued players and fans during this summer’s Euro football finals have now descended en masse in Wigan!
Wildlife experts say that silver Y moths can now be seen in profusion in borough gardens and nature reserves.
They gained a certain notoriety at July’s Paris final when Portugal and France did battle in a lepidoptric blizzard because the Stade de France floodlights had been left on the night before.
But Wigan and Leigh residents should not be worried: the insects are perfectly harmless.
Mark Champion, Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s project manager for Wigan, has been... read more

9 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 29
Source: Wigan Today

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