In reply to Mike B:
Certainly is Mike, they come from the nature reserve pond to the lights of the moth traps, very small & shiny black!
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In reply to WendyBartter:
First one of this year at local reserve moth trap, I read that they peak in August!
Impressive insect Wendy, busy washing its face and combing its hair by the looks of it lol
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In reply to HAZY:
Getting itself presentable for photoshoot aitch!
Wished I could have got closer but it was down the bottom of a very large glass jar ... when I let her out she zoomed all around the Office ensuing a merry chase to recapture! Lol
Pain of death job to leave anything flying in there overnight as it sets off security alarm which pings on duty person's phone & wakes them up!
Nice one, Wendy. I seem to recall you've had one before in deepest darkest east Kent. Not one I've seen unfortunately. Edgebander would be envious - where has he gone.
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WendyBartter said:Pain of death job to leave anything flying in there overnight as it sets off security alarm which pings on duty person's phone & wakes them up!
LOL! I was in trouble the other day, I went out for the night to do a trap & Ron had a big lost moth flying around at home, he had to get a glass & cardboard to get it out!
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In reply to TeeJay:
TeeJay said: Edgebander would be envious - where has he gone.
Sent him a PM & hope he answers, not heard from him for a year now TJ
In reply to Noisette:
Hazel C said:he had to get a glass & cardboard to get it out!
The handiest trap of choice H! Lol Get Silver Y's letting themselves in open door & windows & Mick has to get steps sometimes to capture the high-up ones before they throw themselves on the halogen uplighter & burn!!
any idea what this colourful flying critter is? Less than 10mm
It looks like a type of Sawfly Wendy en.wikipedia.org/.../Turnip_sawfly not that one but a close relative! There are lots of them!
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