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From the allotment

After a rather gruelling session at our Winchelsea allotment yesterday, I noticed a couple of insects on the leaves of one of our Blackcurrant plants. I was amazed to see that these were a mating pair of Currant Clearwing moths, having never seen any sort of Clearwing before. [These moths are active during the day and don't come to light traps, but can be lured with pheromones]. While showing these to a neighbouring plotholder I spotted a second pair. County recorder Colin Pratt confirms that this is a very good record nowadays and I will be keeping a close eye on our Currant bushes, and others at the allotments. My moth of the year so far !

Reader Comments (1)

Well done! I had a Currant plant on the balcony years back in great hopes to encourage this moth, all I got was scale insects. Interesting but not a Currant Clearwing.

June 11, 2019 | Registered CommenterCrystal

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