seductive evening scents … and moths

Moths and butterflies are particularly seduced by the scents of flowers, whilst bees are often attracted to plants visually.

In the twilight hours, the subtle scents and pale colours of jasmine, honeysuckle, evening primrose and passion flower attract moths.

Other popular plants for moths include brambles, ivy, buddleia, willows, border phlox, nichotania, trachelospermum, campions and pinks as well as hawthorn and blackthorn.

The wildlife trust have some great info on moth-friendly nectar.

http://www.foxleas.com/PDF/Nectar%20plants%20for%20M.pdf

 

Moths are also key components of bats such as the endangered pipistrelle and brown long-eared bat so by feeding moths we’re also helping to nourish bats.

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