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Postby greg » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:54 am

I put the moth trap out last night and had a few visitors ...............

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Re: MOTHS

Postby Placido » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:46 pm

Of course !!! It all comes back to me ....... Greg's regular pix of nightly haul of moffs. :photo: :clap:
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Re: MOTHS

Postby Jacksparrow » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:24 pm

A good selection there Greg for the time of year. :nod: :yes:
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Re: MOTHS

Postby nuthatch » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:49 am

Which are the ones that munch your woollies? :)
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Re: MOTHS

Postby greg » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:10 am

nuthatch wrote:Which are the ones that munch your woollies? :)


None of them :butterfly: :butterfly: !

The bad guys are the larvae of two types of insects: clothes moths and carpet beetles. Moths can't bite, eat or sting, they just suck nectar.

So stop swatting them !!!!!!!!!!! :hissyfit:
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Re: MOTHS

Postby nuthatch » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:38 am

:yes:

:laugh: I knew it was the larvae :nod:

Swatting moths :eek: I don't swat anything :shake: :D
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Re: MOTHS

Postby greg » Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:20 pm

:D :yes:
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Re: MOTHS

Postby greg » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:42 am

Last nights trap, jut one moff .............

Common Quaker.
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Re: MOTHS

Postby nuthatch » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:29 am

:)

Do you release them in the same place and do you see where they go?

I just wondered if they always flew off in the same direction but maybe they just still lie there in the open trap for a while ... but what if it's chucking it down with rain ... I expect you leave them somewhere sheltered :unsure:
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Re: MOTHS

Postby greg » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:14 am

I leave them somewhere sheltered and where the birds can't get! They soon learn where to get a free meal, so you have to be cunning . :)
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