Moth night challenge

Observing moths is very easy; you don’t even have to actively look for them.
By using two simple methods to attract moths, all you have to do is wait for them to come to you. Moths are attracted to light and also to the smell of fermented sugar and ripe fruit – both food sources.
Any type of light will attract moths. Just leave an outside light on and wait and see what is attracted to it. If you are in an open area or bushland, you can use battery-operated lights or even a flashlight.
Moths need a surface to rest on. White sheets are often used. Hang a sheet over clothes line or between two trees, and shine the light on it. An outside wall also works well if your light is set up near a house or a building.
Wait for the moths to come to your light so you can observe and photograph them.
During the day some moths like the Sphinx moth are active, while those active at night find somewhere to settle and hide.

Unfortunately Night #1 in my backyard was unsuccessful but there is always tomorrow!

Posted by margo_s margo_s, October 29, 2022 10:03 AM

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Thanks for the tip on fruit or sugar I'll try that tonight. Last night only got flies.

Posted by elle63 3 months ago (Flag)

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