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Cult of moth
There are about 800 species of 'macro moth' in the UK. These are the species you will find illustrated in standard field guides on the subject. But there have been 2,400 species of moth recorded in the UK when 'micro moths' are accounted for. Only the high priests of this cult can read the runes of their colouring and patternation with any degree of certainty. Nobody knows precisely why these creatures of the night are attracted to bright lights amidst the darkness. Event organised by Surrey Wildlife Trust.