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:
Looking for moths is very easy. Many people just leave a porch light on and check what is attracted to the light. Others use blacklights and Mercury Vapor Lights that put out light in color spectrums that can be irresistible to moths. Special fermented baits are also used to draw moths in. Read below about different light setups and recipes from bait, that are used by moth’ers, and were sent to Moth Week.
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
Discover Life recently published some exciting new tools for analysis of moth data. Check out the Simple protocol for monitoring moths. Please also see: 1) An example of the new
National Moth Week will soon be here and hopefully many a backyard will be glowing with either a Mercury Vapor or Ultra Violet bulb. Most importantly, will you be photo
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
With winter upon most of the country, it doesn’t mean the end of moth season, it just means we need to think a little bit differently about how to find
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