Light Traps

Mike Pritchard mike at
Sat Oct 3 07:53:27 EDT 1998

On 24 Sep 1998 21:42:07 -0700, jrg13 at (John Grehan) wrote:

>You might contact Peter McQuillan who I believe is in the School of Plant
>at the University of Tasmania..
>He has considerable light trapping experience.
>John Grehan
>At 02:04 AM 9/25/98 GMT, you wrote:
>>I was contemplating the possibility of setting up a light trap for local
>>nocturnal lepidoptera. I have never used one before, and was wondering if
>>anyone has some comments on what sort of light (mercury vapour, black UV
>>light, etc... to use, and on any successful setups.
>>Any comments appreciated.
>>Miguel de Salas
>>School of Pland Science
>>University of Tasmania, Australia
if you have neighbours be wary of the mercury lamp.
for me it provides a better catch than the black lamp
but it does light up the garden somewhat.
Regards  mjp

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