Wine rope

A wine rope is a way of attracting moths. Wine is warmed up so that sugar can then be dissolved in to it. Absorbent rope or strips of fabric are then dipped into the solution.

The rope/fabric is then hung outside. Moths will be attracted to the wine rope and can be examined and identified whilst they feed on the mixture. Not all species of moth will be attracted by sugaring, for example those that do not feed as adults will not be attracted.

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