Wheal Jane Group

Wild Wheal Jane

ButterflyRecent surveys at Wheal Jane by the Cornwall Butterfly and Moth Society have provided some startling results, and support the conclusion that the site is benefitting from a combination of natural regeneration and sensitive management.


A night survey in mid April identified 24 species of moth including an unexpected dark form of the beautiful Yellow Underwing.

A further evening survey during early May, normally a quiet time for moths, identified over 50 species in a single day.

During the past couple of weeks, more excellent results have logged 16 species of butterflies and moths including a stunning male Green Hairstreak (pictured) and examples of the Orange Tip which appears to be common at Wheal Jane.

10th June 2015


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