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Six-belted Clearwing
by Darren Taylor

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Pheromone lures non-intended target species

A Brief Guidance Note on the use of Pheromone Lures for Recording Moths

Seperation of Red-belted and Large Red-belted Clearwing - J. Clifton

Clearwing Recording during the pandemic - Ian Sims
  Pheromone Lures - Clearwings

NOTE: Lures come as vials or red bungs as per thumbnail image along with guide on storage, handling and use. Intended for use on warm sunny days in any likely habitat. Simply wait and watch.


We make a fresh order once a year to make sure our customers get the best possible product. Once they're gone they're gone.

A comprehensive guide on storing, handling and details of each species will accompany every set. We will send this to you digitally with your receipt. Feel free to contact us.

Goat Moth and pheromone lures.
ALS have been testing the lure Cossus cossus (COS) for the Goat Moth for several years and despite changes in the chemical compound and testing in the UK and Spain it DOES NOT respond to synthetic lures. We are aware that when combined with MV light and on rare instances (in Cambs, Suffolk and Dorset) it has attracted the insect. This suggests the light and not the lure is the attractant, some recorders disagree. With this in mind we have decided to sell the Goat Moth lure (COS) at cost price to anyone interested. A feed back form will also be provided for your experiences.

Emperor Moth
We also offer a pheromone lure for the Emperor Moth that is very successful, see code PH23 below. Just hang out on a sunny day and watch. Reports from most parts of the UK and Europe often with multiple sightings. The lure will last for up to three years if stored in the freezer when not in use. Moths are on the wing from late March through to early June depending on location and seasonal weather pattern.

(photo by Iain Leach)

 Code  Product  Price  
PH01The Classic Six Clearwing Pheromone Lures - See above for details - Out of Stock£49.00N/A
PH02The full set - (consisting classic six + lures for Red-tipped, Large Red-belted, Welsh & Hornet) - Out of Stock£65.00N/A
PH03API lure Bembecia ichneumoniformis (Six-belted Clearwing)- Out of Stock£8.50N/A
PH04HYL lure Pryopteron muscaeformis & Pennisetia hylaeiformis (Thrift & Raspberry Clearwing) - See below for map of Raspberry Clearwing - Out of stock£8.50N/A
AND lure Synanthedon andrenaeformis (Orange-tailed Clearwing) - This lure is a vial not a red bung.
PH06MYO lure Synanthedon myopaeformis (Red-belted Clearwing) - Out of Stock£8.50N/A
PH07TIP lure Synanthedon tipuliformis & S. spheciformis (Currant & White-barred Clearwing) - See below for map of White-barred Clearwing - Out of Stock£8.50N/A
PH08VES lure Synanthedon vespiformis & S. andrenaeformis (Yellow-legged & Orange-tailed Clearwing) - see below for map of Orange-tailed Clearwing. This lure is a vial not a red bung.- Out of Stock£8.50N/A
HOR lure Sesia apiformis (Hornet Clearwing)
PH10CUL lure Synanthedon culiciformis (Large Red-belted Clearwing) Note: Red-belted Clearwing can be attracted to this lure. See the pdf at the top of this page. - Out of Stock£8.50N/A
FOR lure Synanthedon formicaeformis(Red-tipped Clearwing)
SCO lure Synanthedon scoliaeformis (Welsh Clearwing)
PH35LUN lure Sesia bembeciformis (Lunar Hornet Clearwing) - This lure is a vial not a red bung. - Out of stock£8.50N/A
TAB lure Paranthrene tabaniformis (Dusky Clearwing)
SAL lure Synanthedon flaviventris (Sallow Clearwing) See additional information below. This lure is a vial not a red bung.
OAK lure Synanthedon conopiformis (Oak Clearwing) Non-British
AFF lure Pyropteron affinis (Rockrose Clearwing) Non-British
SPU lure Synanthedon spuleri Non-British
CYP lure Chamaesphecia empiformis (Cypress spurge Clearwing) Non-British
SOF lure Synanthedon soffneri (Honeysuckle Clearwing) Non-British
PH29POL lure Synanthedon polaris (Polar Clearwing) Non-British - Out of stock£8.50N/A
LOR lure Synanthedon loranthi (Mistletoe Clearwing) Non-British
EMP lure Saturnia pavonia (Emperor Moth)
PH13COS lure Cossus cossus (Goat Moth) See notes above £7.50N/A
PIN lure Dendrolimus pini (Pine Tree Lappet)
SKI lure (Grapholita lobarzewskii)
FUN lure (Grapholita funebrana - Plum Fruit Moth) See additional information below
MOL lure (Grapholita molesta)
JAN lure (Grapholita janthinana)
POM lure (Cydia pomonella - Codling Moth) This lure can attract other species including Cydia interscindana
STR lure (Cydia strobilella)
FAG Lure (Cydia fagiglandana)
NIG lure (Cydia nigricana)
ARG lure (Pammene argyrana)
SUS lure (Pammene suspectana)
PH22OHR lure (Cameraria ohridella - Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner)£8.50N/A
CAP lure (Lampronia capitella)
ABS lure (Tuta absoluta)
BOX lure (Cydalima perspectalis - Box-tree Moth)
Pheromone Trap, for best results with Clearwings as well as other species, colours and style may vary. Not intended for Emperor Moth. Trap only lures available separately. Special price - Limited stock
Pheromone Trap - SET OF THREE . For best results with Clearwings as well as other species, colours and style may vary. Not intended for Emperor Moth. Traps only lures available separately - Special price - Limited stock
Pheromone Trap - Click here for more information (.pdf)

Detailed specification for PH47 & PH48 (.pdf)

NEW Small Pheromone Trap dimensions of complete trap H205xW123mm - The cage is 50 mm in length and 27mm at its widest point - Trap only lures available separately
NEW Small Pheromone Trap - set of three - Traps only lures available separately
NEW Large Pheromone Trap - dimensions of complete trap H215xW168mm - The cage is 50 mm in length and 27mm at its widest point - Trap only lures available separately
NEW extra Pheromone cage and lid only, to fit PH47, PH47b and PH48 traps only. The cage is 50 mm in length and 27mm at its widest point. - Cage and lid only Trap & lures available separately

Additional Information: Grapholita funebrana - Sallow Clearwing


Orange-tailed Clearwing Raspberry Clearwing White-barred Clearwing

Distribution Maps (click to enlarge)
Maps reproduced by kind permission of Butterfly Conservation from Randle Z., Evans-Hill, L.J., Parsons, M.S., Tyner, A., Bourn, N.A.D., Davis, A.M., Dennis, E.B., O’Donnell, M., Prescott, T., Tordoff, G.M. & Fox, R. 2019. Atlas of Britain & Ireland’s Larger Moths. Pisces Publications, Newbury. 2020

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