fall baiting

John Grehan jrg13 at psu.edu
Thu Oct 29 13:35:35 EST 1998

Most of my baiting experience has been in Vermont. I and other
collectors did not usually bait in the winter due to the cold although
as pointed out, moths may fly througout when warm enough. I
did make a good go of it one winter a few years ago during a
very warm January thaw when daytime temperatures were
near 70 F (21 C). Despite these conditions the baiting hauled
in virtually nothing (only a couple of tortricids that I can recall.
Any comment?

Spring baiting, while often frustrating due to inclement and
unpredictable temperatures (in Vermont) also bring in lots
of tortricids not otherwise collected as much at light.

John Grehan

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