mist-netting for monarchs?

Richard Worth rworth at oda.state.or.us
Fri Sep 15 11:09:32 EDT 2000

Hey all,  Please see comments re: migrating P. sennae.   The someone 
in Florida is Dr. Tom Walker.  He was one of my profs while I was in 
Gainesville.   He had (still has?) giant flight traps on his property 
and has looked at migrating habits of a handful of species.

Take care,  Rich

      Cris wrote:
>There was a series of articles by someone in Florida who used giant "malaise
>traps" to capture migrating butterflies such as Monarchs. I cannot remember
>where the articles were published, but most likely Journal of the
>Lepidopterists' Society, 1970s or 1980s. The traps only captured migrating
>butterflies, because they were focussed on directional flight regardless of
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Michael Moreno" <w0lverine69 at hotmail.com>
>To: <leps-l at lists.yale.edu>
>Sent: September 14, 2000 11:52 AM
>Subject: mist-netting for monarchs?
>  > We do a lot of mist netting for bats as a part of our research. The
>  > mist-nets are basically a very large hair-net about the size of a
>  > net (7'X 30'). When mist%20netting, one of the problems that occur is that
>  > we seem to catch plenty of moths. Now since the monarch migration is on
>  > way I was wondering if anyone ever heard of mist%20netting for monarch? We
>  > plan to tag as many monarchs that we can get our hands on. Is
>  > recommended or discouraged?
>  >
>  > Michael Moreno
>  > Texas Wesleyan University
>  > Fort Worth, TX
>  > w0lverine69 at hotmail.com
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Richard A. Worth
Oregon Department of Agriculture
Plant Division
rworth at oda.state.or.us
(503) 986-6461

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