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Isle of Wight is last refuge for moth

Thu 27 Jan 2011

Isle of Wight is last refuge for moth

Wildlife lovers could be tempted to book Isle of Wight holidays after hearing that the island is the only place in the UK a moth can now be found.

According to Natural England, the Isle of Wight is one of the top ten most important locations in the country for wildlife.

It stated that the Reddish buff moth is now only found at Cranmore, which is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

"Once found in Hampshire and Dorset, it is now confined to a single locality on the island where the SSSI's heathland harbours an abundance of saw-wort, its main foodplant," commented the organisation.

It added that the West Wight Landscape Partnership has been working to preserve the landscape for the moths, while attempts made to reinstate it to the mainland have not yet worked.

Wildlife lovers could also spot red squirrels on their Isle of Wight holidays, as the animals thrive on the island due to the lack of their grey cousins.

Posted by Jon Noble  ADNFCR-3083-ID-800368640-ADNFCR

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