This year, rather than having to stare at little net bags dangling on bits of string for hours on end, I've decided to use traps so that I can get on with other matters while the pheromones are doing their thing. Having left the MYO and VES pheromone lures out in the garden here yesterday without any success, today I tried the same with TIP and FOR and a single Currant Clearwing came to the TIP lure. Of the species I've had in the garden, this is the one most likely to appear in that I've now had records of it on five occasions (the first was in 2009). Nice to see again, all the same! In the first picture you can just about make out the moth silhouetted against the base of the yellow funnel and shows just how small it is.