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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 05.3 February 1994

Moth Traps and their Use

By - Paul Waring

The attraction of moths to a flame has long been known. This potentially fatal behaviour has intrigues and inspired writers and artists over the centuries. Moths also come to other forms of light at night. Many of us have observed moths beating on the pane of a lighted window or have seen them at rest around outdoor lights. Scientists have attempted to explain the behaviour, while others have simply exploited it. All sorts of traps have been designed around light sources. Some, like the familiar blue lights where food is prepared, catch and kill flying insects.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist