Wednesday, 21 July 2010
21st July 2010 - daytime
When I got back from work at around 4.30 it was very warm and less windy than the last few days - perfect weather for clearwing lures. Checking the ALS guide I noted that Yellow-legged Clearwing was listed as being out in July and active in the afternoon, so out went the VES lure. Within ten minutes two males had arrived and allowed me to net and photograph them with the minimum of fuss. Despite numerous luring attempts over the past 4-5 years this was a garden first and the 4th clearwing species recorded.