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article imageVampire Moths Invade Finland

By Bob Ewing     Jun 4, 2007 in Environment
calyptra thalictri (vampire moth) are stretching their range.
This is not the latest B flick to bore you on a hot summer night, Calyptra thalictri
aka, the vampire moth, because it feeds on the blood of mammals, including human, has been spotted in Finland, which is beyond the moth's normal range.
The first sighting took place in 2000 but over 100 vampire moths have been seen since then. Habitat change due to global warming is being held responsible for the moth's appearance .
As the climate changes habitat changes and the range of insects, birds, animals and insects, for example, grows or shrinks accordingly. What problems will this bring for human, animals, and all the other creatures who will experience habitat change. Human and animal encounters are likely to increase as the planet warms.
How will we humans react?
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