Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Four easy steps to a moth tick

One: find a Horse-chestnut tree that exhibits the tell-tale signs of leaf-miner damage on its leaves.

Two: pick a leaf and place it in a large sealable plastic bag.

Three: keep the bag in a cool,dry place.

Four: check the bag regularly for the emergence of adult Horse-chestnut Leaf-miner moth(s) and any parasitoids that may also be present.

I put a leaf in a bag on Saturday and had three adult moths today - result!

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