An online educational resource dedicated to the photography of
terrestrial wildlife and their habitats, found across South-West
England and the Devon and Cornwall Peninsula by David Fenwick.

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Barea asbolaea - Chequered Bar (Lepidoptera Images)
Chequered Bar
Barea asbolaea
- moth / top view 1

Chequered Bar
Barea asbolaea
- moth / top view 2

Chequered Bar
Barea asbolaea
- moth / top view 3

Images of species caught in a moth trap at Roscadghill Parc, Heamoor, Penzance, Cornwall. 05.08.12.

The identity of this moth has only recently been discovered and the moth has been found to be a native of Tasmania in the Southern Hemisphere. It is thought to have been imported with ornamental plants from that region. The species has so far only been trapped and recorded between Crows-an-wra in the west of Penwith, Cornwall, and Heamoor, Penzance, to the east; a distance of approximately 8Km; so the species has a very limited distribution in the UK.

Thanks go to Lol Oakes for confirming its identity and for providing information about the species.

APHOTOFAUNA supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project works closely with the following bodies and organisations.

CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders

The CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders is an independent umbrella organisation supporting independent recorders and recording groups in the county of Cornwall.

Cornish Biodiversity Network

The Cornish Biodiversity Network or CBN is the largest open source wildlife database in Cornwall that sends open source data to the NBN (National Biodiversity Network). It is a new recording system based on the ERICA database, the largest recording resource in Cornwall. The CBN best supports the activities and needs of the independent recording community and recording groups in Cornwall.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education.
"Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

Barea asbolaea Chequered Bar Moth images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.