Many insects can be seen emerging during the summer months in local urban parks in the heart of the capital. As flowers come in to full bloom, butterflies, moths, bees and other insects play a vital role in the food chain by pollinating plants, and providing a source of food for predators such as bats. The caterpillars of moths such as the Six-spot Burnet rely solely on a small selection of plants such as Common Birds-foot Trefoil and plant Horseshoe Vetch, making it vital that green spaces, which cover 40 per cent of Greater London is managed and understood effectively.

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