Never heard of these beauties before www.flickr.com/.../feed
One can buy pheromone lures for each specific Clearwing ... I have only tried an Emperor Moth lure but didn't work!
These pheromones are very expensive to buy & best done as part of a group. I was offered some but couldn't really set aside enough time to watch them! The moths are lovely though, I've only ever had one
I'm back off holiday & trying to clear my backlog of photos & work, will be around in a few days with some snaps!
This isn't as exotic as that, but I was pleased with these pics of a SIlver Y
I didn't realise at the time, but no idea what flower it is feeding on - it had been doing the rounds on Cranesbills
Lovely clear shots Nige, can't see enough of the flower to ID but it must be nectar rich!
As the weather has warmed up so moths to traps have swelled enormously, so much so that I am falling behind with editing & posting ... even moreso now that local reserve running more regular moth nights & me doing pics & cataloguing!
Will share this with you, a moth species I have been longing to see ... & we had FIVE!!
Many more lovelies to come ... have on my dining table, in pots for possible eggs, an Oak Eggar & a Poplar Hawk Moth from my trap last night!
Goodness Wendy, have you been feeding them magic mushrooms again! LOL
Lol H ... was pleased to have actually seen them but such peculiar habits, all this tail-clutching & crawling around as if half-dead when in fact they flew off quite easily, wondered if it was interrupted mating?
Am happy now ...
Added bonus of this beautiful Old Lady last night ...
That is brilliant Wendy
Pure luck D, walked out front door with cam in hand ready to take pics of moths in trap & there was this beauty right under my nose!
So good you did it twice! Well done Wendy.
Thanks H, been watching for a couple of weeks now but this one took me by surprise alright!
Had a right ol' chase round to catch Old Lady as not in good place for pics ... quick pot & she calmed down quickly for photoshoot then let her go!
Much nicer name than it's latin one, & appropiate too! Not one I've ever seen.