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Cream-spot tiger moth

This moth was collected by Alexander Baynes at Tiverton in June 1962. Cream spot tigers are usually found in woodland. Their larvae are brown and very hairy....

Buff-tip moth

This moth was collected by Alexander Baynes at Tiverton in March 1959. Buff tip moths are usually found in woodland and are camouflaged to look just like a broken twig...

Large yellow underwing moth

This moth was collected by Alexander Baynes at Tiverton in July 1958. Large yellow underwing moths are readily attracted to light. The caterpillars feed on a variety of herbaceous plants...

Privet hawk-moth

This privet hawk-moth was collected by Alexander Baynes at Blundell’s School in Tiverton in July 1960. The caterpillar of this moth is large and bright green with striking white and...

Little thorn moth ?

This moth was collected by Alexander Baynes at Tiverton in May 1959. The little thorn moth is day-flying species that prefers sunshine, but will fly in dull weather if disturbed....

Small tortoiseshell butterfly

Whilst the colours on the upper side of a tortoiseshell’s wings are beautifully vivid oranges, yellows and blues, the underside of the wings are much plainer and darker. This enables...

Peacock butterfly

This specimen was collected by Alexander Baynes in September 1959. His collection was donated to the Museum before he emigrated to Australia....

Barn owl

The spectral appearance of a barn owl flying at dusk makes for a memorable sight. Once very widespread, there has been a severe reduction during the last century due to...

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