Thursday, 15 September 2016

Just a quick (fragrant) thought...

Reading of a convolvulus hawk-moth being found on a clothes line at Mumbles recently (blog post by Barry Stewart) and of another similar example in Ceredigion, it made me think whether these hawk-moths are attracted by the fragrances often added to modern washing mixtures or conditioners? It is well-known that the convolvulus hawk-moth is attracted to the highly-fragrant tobacco plant and I wonder what `floral enhancement` was added to the Mumbles washing - some homework for Barry perhaps?

3 comments:

  1. It was Sainsbury's own brand washing powder and the conditioner was Comfort 'Blue Mist'. Good luck with your washing line!

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  2. Thanks Barry for your research. We`ll have to await the next influx to try it out!

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  3. Why wait, Ian? Surely some of the last influx are still around, or do they turn round and go back once the wind changes? I might soak a rag with conditioner and hang it on the line this evening. Trouble is, though, it's Tesco's own brand here!
    P.S it's a southerly wind here this morning.

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