Category Archives: Light Set-Up

Science, Art & Entomology

The Love Motel for Insects: Washington DC Variation by Brandon Ballengée Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Summer 2012   Inspired by the shape of dragonfly wings, this sculpture will utilize ultra-violet lights to attract insects and become a public platform for … Continue reading

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John Beetham’s setup

John Beetham is a moth’er in Central NJ and a NMW supporter through his ‘A DC Birding Blog‘. John sent us a picture of his mothing setup and a description: I use a 13-watt CFL blacklight (which I think is … Continue reading

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Marcie O’Connor’s set-up and more

Marcie O’Connor is a moth’er in western Wisconsin.  Marcie lives on an old farm that she and her husband are trying to “unfarm” and bring back the prairies and savannas that were here before it was farmed.  On her website/blog … Continue reading

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Ken Child’s setup

Ken Childs, who posts and comments about moths and mothing on the Facebook group, sent us this description of his setup: The frame is made out of 3/4″ PVC pipe. I coated some scrap pieces of pvc with grease, put … Continue reading

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John Himmelman’s setup

Recently, on  the Mothing Facebook page, John Himmelman posted a picture and description of his setup: “My moth light set-up.  A UV “de-zappified” bug zapper with sheet attached to shed. The shed’s at the far end of the mowed yard … Continue reading

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Light mothing (as in MV, UV & incandescent)

Bruce Walsh, at the Department of Ecology and Evolution Biology and the Center for Insect Science of the University of Arizona, compiled a list of websites and protocols of mothing techniques. Lights, tips and how to spread and preserve specimens. … Continue reading

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Meet our partners – Seabrooke Leckie

Seabrooke Leckie is a freelance biologist and writer living in rural eastern Ontario. She holds a B.Sc.H. in Zoology and has worked on field research contracts in many parts of the continent, from California to Québec, British Columbia to Ohio, … Continue reading

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Jennifer’s new mercury vapor lamp setup

This is my new mercury vapor lamp setup, or as I like to call it, my “non-trapping light trap.” Hopefully no bugs will be harmed in the taking of my photos this spring and summer. Jennifer Forman Orth (Massachusetts)

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Fran’s set-up

Here’s my little set up that I mainly use–pillowcase on a dowel, hung over a light fixture. In the fixture I’ve tried ordinary CFLs, “black light” CFL, and the black incandescent light bulb from Spencer’s. I sometimes move the cloth … Continue reading

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More Mothing Setups

Here is my setup in my backyard. The sheet is in the rear of the photo.I use a Bioquip 175W Mercury Vapor Light and a ballast I bought through an ad in the News of the Lepidopterist’s Society and run … Continue reading

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