January to April 2011

by admin on April 12, 2011

You don’t expect to get vast numbers of insects during the winter months but Wang Chin (the Punjen Hideaway) was always good. Everest, however, was not- three moths all night and three thousand hornets. Only got stung once, though. I will add these and others to the galleries. Eventually.

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antonio giudici May 18, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Beautiful photo set. How do you get all those moths? With some kind of night light? I just ask because I love animal macro and in my island there is not a big variety of insects to photograph, so I was thinking to usze some sort of strong light to catch (and release) some more species. But I don’t know if this practice could be harmful for the insects

admin May 19, 2011 at 1:45 am

Thanks. I use a mercury vapour light, also a blacklight as they attract moths and all sorts of insects. You can also get light traps specially designed for moths- google it and you’ll see a variety. You may not intend to harm the creatures, but inevitably a small number will suffer- some may damage their wings around the light, others can be eaten by different insects attracted.

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