Tag Archives: UV light

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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Moth Night with Seabrooke Leckie and Friends

On Thursday night, the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission (www.friendsebec.com) welcomed Seabrooke Leckie to the East Brunswick Cultural Arts Center as part of her east coast book tour. Seabrooke is the co-author of the amazing new Peterson Field … 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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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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How To Attract An Entomologist

Step 1. Locate a suitable patch of forest, field, or desert. Step 2. Wait for a warm, moonless summer night. Step 3. Using a long extension cord, plug in a blacklight. Or even better, a mercury-vapor lamp. Step 4. Sit … Continue reading

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Mothing in Alaska

“Mothing in Alaska” was sent to NMW by Ken Philip I know of only two people in Alaska who collect moths: Jim Kruse, and me. UV light traps work much better in August than July (and you can forget about … Continue reading

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Mothing light non-setup

My mothing non-setup: Two 50W halogen outdoor floods on our covered porch (12′ X 48′). About 90% of my moth photos are taken in the area under the floods. The other 10% are taken in various nooks and crannies in … Continue reading

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