Collector for Night Flying Insects
This self-supported, completely collapsible collector can be used with #2804, #2805 or #2806 15 watt black lights that hang from the top inside the Lighthouse. The unit is fabricated with white nylon no-see-um mesh that allows good transparency for attracting moths, beetles, and many other night flying insects. The circular collecting area provides 360° light projection.
The collector is 17″ (43 cm) in diameter, and 32″ (81 cm) tall, providing approximately 6 sq. ft. (.55 sq. m.) of collecting area. It closes at the top with a dacron drawstring and cord-lock, and has an opening along one side of the cylinder so that insects landing on the collector can be moved inside for temporary holding.
Three two-foot aluminum poles that press fit together, and a plated steel ground spike are included for setting up the Lighthouse. Three tent pegs, guy ropes, and cord-locks for securing the collector in windy conditions are also provided.
The very lightweight and portable Lighthouse can be used as a stand-alone collector or suspended from a tree branch or other desired location.
Many thanks to entomologist Larry Allen of Calaveras County, California for providing the initial design concept for this product.
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