Need information on moths and light pollution

Paul Cherubini cherubini at
Fri Oct 6 10:44:27 EDT 2000

Tiser, Gene M wrote:

> 1) What is the impact of light pollution on the long term survival of moth
> populations (especially Luna and Cercropia Moths). 

Ironically, a "hot spot" to find cocoons of the big Polyphemus moth
in the San Francisco Bay Area is in birch trees that have
been planted as landscape ornamentals around buildings in an industrial park
in Union City, California. Lots of street lights are in this area.

Paul Cherubini, Placerville, California

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