Fall baiting

John Grehan jrg13 at psu.edu
Thu Oct 29 11:09:38 EST 1998

Moth list (Noctuidae) for Fall baiting in Pennsylvania (two nights over the
last week)

Chaetaglaea sericea (Morrison, 1874) (silky sallow)
Epiglaea decliva (Grote, 1874) (sloping sallow)
Eucirreda pampina (Guenee, 1852) (scalloped sallow)
Eupsilia morrisoni Grote, 1874 (Morrison's sallow)
Lithophane querquera Grote, 1874 (larvae mostly predaceous) (shivering pinion)
Lithophane unimoda (Lintner, 1878) (dowdy pinion)
Pyreferra citrombra Franclemont, 1941 (common name not accessed
Sunira bicolorago (Guenee, 1852) (bicolored sallow)
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766) (lots of common names including greasy
cutworm and
ver-gris noir)

Apologies for lack of accents on non-English names.

This isn't much for diversity, but perhaps I will have more success in the

I respnse to query by Larry Sweeney, I use a mix of molasses, brown sugar, beer
(cheaper and less fit for human consumption the better - to save money), and
over-ripe banana. Pasted onto tree trunks at about 5 feet (1.5 meters) about
three hours before dusk. Trees are checked at dusk until about half hour after

Sincerely, John Grehan

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