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Moths of Western North America$
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Jerry Powell and Philip Myers

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520251977

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520251977.001.0001

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Suggestions for Collecting and Observing Moths

Suggestions for Collecting and Observing Moths

(p.320) (p.321) Suggestions for Collecting and Observing Moths
Moths of Western North America

Jerry A. Powell

Paul A. Opler

University of California Press

This chapter provides an overview of collecting moths and outlines the materials and methods for moth collection. It describes the use of different lights to attract moths: mercury-vapor lights and 15-watt ultraviolet light or black light. The chapter also discusses the light trap, sugaring or attracting moths by fermenting baits, spreading moth specimens, and rearing methods.

Keywords:   moths, moth collection, mercury-vapor lights, ultraviolet light, black light, light trap, sugaring, rearing methods

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