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Climate Change Brings New Butterfly Species

Over the past five years, nearly 100 hundred new species of butterflies have been discovered in Finland.

This means that Finland has altogether well over 2,500 kinds of butterflies and moths. Experts say their number has increased thanks to climate warming.

Among the new arrivals are also some that are considered pests in southern Europe, such as the nun moth and the pine beauty moth.

Last year, 21 new species of butterfly were found in Finland, including two previously unknown to science.

Finnish News Agency

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