robert thorn thorn.5 at
Sun May 25 18:17:36 EDT 1997

All of this talk about 'sugaring' has triggered my scientific curiosity.
Does anyone know what ingredients of the common
"sugar/molasses/beer/banana" mix actually attract the moths from afar?  If
you alter or eliminate different ingredients, does that affect the species
composition that comes to the bait?  It would appear from many of the
mailings that certain species are keyed in to components of dung aroma, but
are there other species that key on fermenting sap or rotting fruit (given
the significant number of Spring or Fall moths that might use these as
major food cues)?
                                        Rob Thorn,  thorn.5 at

Robert Thorn, thorn.5 at

"Learn from nature, not just from books."  - L. Agassiz

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