Rare insects have been discovered munching their way through – and killing – trees at a nature reserve.
A lunar hornet moth yesterday
Lunar hornet moths, which resemble hornets and have a wingspan of up to 4cm, have been found burrowing into willows at Dishley Pool, in Loughboroughreports the Leicester Mercury.
Let's hope they don't hear about the unique Salix caprea x cinerea subspecies oleifolia x purpurea x viminalis on Aylestone Meadows.
A lunar hornet moth writes: Sounds a bit of a mouthful.