24.6.15.

Spent about 3 hours over HC this afternoon. While at work this morning it was really sunny, no wind and 25ºC. While on break I decided it was ideal conditions to try my Clearwing Pheromones. Unfortunately by the time I got over HC it had dropped to the minimum of 20ºC, the sun had gone in, and a constant light breeze had turned up. Not such good conditions, but worth a try, especially hearing there had been Welsh Clearwing attracted to a pheromone yesterday at Cannock Chase.

So here are my results:-

I took 4 pheromones and hanged them from different trees. Here are two I photographed set up…

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Amazingly the 1st thing to check out one of the Pheromones was this Robin…

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On the Pheromone instructions, it does say other moths maybe attracted to the pheromone. The first moth that came close, and landed near by, in the undergrowth, was this Common Carpet…

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The only other thing that did turn up near the pheromones, was this Clouded Border. Which I do believe is my first at HC. So perhaps using the pheromones was not in vain after all. Next time I will try a second area with the pheromones, and hopefully the weather will stay hot, sunny and no wind….

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Spotted what I think are Spiders Eggs, in the middle of this oval shaped web…

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With so much time watching the pheromones, the only other thing photographed was this Meadow Grasshopper…

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