Garden tiger moth cpt Tom Marshall
A garden tiger moth that is... A step by step guide - and short film - on attracting moths with wine ropes, from Emma Websdale
Start your own twilight moth adventure!
Make sure you have everything you need to make the perfect sugary sweet smelling lure to attract nearby moths. For a simple wine rope moth trap you will need the following:
> 1 bottle of cheap red wine
> 1 Kg of Sugar
> Hob or portable gas stove
> Some strips of cloth
> An adult to help
Pour your wine and sugar together in a saucepan. Heat and stir to create a sugary syrup. Keep on heat and keep stirring until all the sugar has dissolved. Wait for your liquid to cool.
Place and soak your stips of cloth into the cooled liquid.
Hang your strips of soaked cloth over tree branches, sticks, a washing line or wall.
Leave for 2 hours and check after dark. Have fun identifying the different moth species you will attract.
For further help:
Download our step-by-step Wildlife Watch moth trap activity sheet
Use our nocturnal moth spotting sheet to see what you've attracted!
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