Welcome to Conservation ecology of Borearctia menetriesii

Welcome to the website of the project studying the taxonomy, biology and conservation ecology of the legendary moth Borearctia menetriesii. This work is based on an in-vitro population derived from a single Siberian female ex ovo in July 2011. Out of the one hundred caterpillars about one half survived until overwintering and nineteen developed into adults. The pheromone was analysed and synthetised. However, the field tests in the summer 2013 were not successful. See the story unfold and details on the pages below...

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith