Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Red-belted Clearwing exuviae


It's odd what one finds in the back of a drawer... I recently came across a matchbox that says "Red-belted Clearwing exuviae, Fishpool Orchard 2003".  I knew I had seen what I thought were Clearwing exuviae protruding from a frass-covered Perry Pear trunk at some point in the early 2000s, but it was great to have confirmation.  Sadly the Pears died soon after, although the Orchard remains and another attempt with the lures may produce an imago (though I doubt it, because I have never had any luck with Clearwing lures).

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