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portfolio - lepidoptera

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Macrolepidoptera involves the study of the larger moths and which are easier to study and photograph. All of the images on the Macrolepidoptera page are of moths trapped in the back garden of our home. We live in an urban area and therefore have a limited range of" night visitors" . The trap used is a DIY Robinson 125 MV trap. Details of how to build this trap are available here.

Owing to the small size of most species and the difficulty of handling specimens, Microlepidoptera are generally ignored by photographers and even most lepidopterists. As a result, they have attracted few students, and taxonomic studies have lagged behind those of larger moths (`Macrolepidoptera'). The images on the Microlepidoptera page are an attempt to give some of these moths a higher profile!

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