JKim Posted April 28, 2019 Report Share Posted April 28, 2019 Season is about to start down here in southern states, and I went out to see what's out right now. This picture illustrates the light trap set up I have done with a colleague couple nights ago. These are actually a combination of two set ups: 1. one 1000 watts metal halide with ballast and one 250 watts metal halide with ballast and one 15 watts blacklight operated by 2000 watts generator 2. one 400 watts metal halide with ballast and one 15 watts blacklight operated by 1000 watts generator There was three sided standing sheets inside a triangle of three lights with blacklights here and there. Many different species of Scarabaeidae (Melolonthinae + Dynastinae), Saturniidae, Erebidae, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Orthorptera, Hemiptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, etc. etc... are observed. No larger sized scarabs yet, but found couple of interesting, rather uncommonly seen species of Melolonthines. I'm excited for this season!! Any heavy (actual) collectors in this forum? (not collectors as "buyers") Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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