I popped the moth trap out for a couple of hours on Friday evening which was about as long as I dared in its current non-weatherproof guise. Despite the short operation window though it still managed to catch one moth in the shape of this intricately patterned Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata).

P1110106 - Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata)

With two outings and two successful catches I think we can consider my home built effort a success. A how to guide will be coming in the next few weeks if you want to have a bash at building one yourself.


holdingmoments · May 20, 2013 at 10:05 am

Looking forward to the 'how to' guide Adam.
There's certainly some stunning moths, but we never usually get to see them.

Unknown · June 2, 2013 at 1:02 pm

What a great capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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