insects

The Moth and the Butterfly


This article contrasts two of the world’s most beautiful insects, namely the moth and the butterfly, both belonging to the insect Order Lepidoptera. Although somewhat similar in appearance, there are many physical as well as behavioural characteristics that differentiate moths and butterflies.

New bee species for Jersey

Violet carpenter bee (Xylocopa violacea


Our first record of the violet carpenter bee has been recorded in two days. This species distribution extends from Europe across Asia can reach as far as central China. It is a very large bee, reaching 2.5cm, with a black body and violet coloured wings.  

Our two records are from Trinity, 01/06/19 and 02/06/19 and have been verified as correct by a UK verifier.