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JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 968
Rather than swamp the insect of the day post with moths all summer I thought I’d start a thread for moths, not sure if anyone has other than @wild edges and I have one, but feel free to post your magnificent moths here
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,367
    I trap from time to time but I haven't got my own trap. I do have hundreds of photos though :) 
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,482
    I didn't know emperors came to light traps :o  Fingers crossed for one of those then. I just checked and the females fly by night but the males fly by day and you need a hormone lure for them. You could hold onto that female for the day though and she might attract the males to your garden if you keep her somewhere that allows the scent to disperse.
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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,908
    A great thread. Thanks
  • ShepsSheps Posts: 902
    Fire said:
    A great thread. Thanks
    Agreed...looking forward to this.
  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 968
    You could hold onto that female for the day though and she might attract the males to your garden if you keep her somewhere that allows the scent to disperse.
    I didn’t know that, she’s currently on a tree trunk so I will have to keep an eye out for males!

    @nutcutlet don’t be fooled by the title, any lovely moths welcome

  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,908
    Can I add my only moth event? Gypsy moths.





  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 968
    edited 2 May
    But what a fine event @Fire

    That second one is a Jersey Tiger I believe

    Beauties, and the hook tip too!
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,908
    With @Wild Edges help, I looked after a wriggling chrysalis that I found in the garden. (I didn't know chrysalis could move). I kept it a basket during my father's last days.  The day after he died, the most gorgeous gypsy moth emerged. Within minutes moths appeared on the bedroom window and began flying into the room, I guess, to mate (the last picture, I think). It was a magical experience.

     I feel sad not to know more about moths.



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