Mark Solomons

Mothing is a serious business

Colourful character: an elephant hawk-moth. Credit: iStock

As darkness falls, a group of mainly middle-aged men set up traps of various shapes and sizes — some sophisticated and expensive-looking, others more Heath Robinson-like — in gardens and fields across the country. These are moth enthusiasts: a largely unknown and, by their very nature, unseen group of hobbyists.

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