Increased migration of Lepidoptera linked to climate change

Sparks, Tim H.; Dennis, Roger L. H.; Croxton, Philip J.; Cade, Martin. 2007 Increased migration of Lepidoptera linked to climate change. European Journal of Entomology, 104 (1). 139-143.

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The number of species of migratory Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) reported each year at a site in the south of the UK has been rising steadily. This number is very strongly linked to rising temperatures in SW Europe. It is anticipated that further climate warming within Europe will increase the numbers of migratory Lepidoptera reaching the UK and the consequences of this invasion need urgent attention.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity > CC01A Detection and Attribution of Change in UK and European Ecosystems
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Pywell
ISSN: 1210-5759
Additional Keywords: Lepidoptera, butterflies, moths, migration, temperature response, climate change
NORA Subject Terms: Biology and Microbiology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 29 Jan 2008 14:15 +0 (UTC)

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