As the weather was quite nice around midday, I decided to try my VES lure. I've put this out many times over the past few years and attracted precisely nothing to it. I've always thought that I ought to have a good chance of attracting Yellow-legged Clearwing, as my garden borders a mixed woodland, but as nothing ever comes, I thought either they're not in there or my lure has run out. Anyway, after about 15 minutes today, I had a success in the form of an Orange-tailed Clearwing - a new one for the garden. Still no Yellow-legged, but at least it proves the lure is still working. The shot below is a record from the pot, so not great, but you can see what it is.
Adam Bassett, Marlow Bottom