Suggestions for Collecting and Observing Moths

Jerry A. Powell and Paul A. Opler

in Moths of Western North America

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780520251977
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943773 | DOI:
Suggestions for Collecting and Observing Moths

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This chapter provides an overview of collecting moths and outlines the materials and methods for moth collection. It describes the use of different lights to attract moths: mercury-vapor lights and 15-watt ultraviolet light or black light. The chapter also discusses the light trap, sugaring or attracting moths by fermenting baits, spreading moth specimens, and rearing methods.

Keywords: moths; moth collection; mercury-vapor lights; ultraviolet light; black light; light trap; sugaring; rearing methods

Chapter.  8667 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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