moths are great! (Julie Stoneman)

What's that? (non-moths in the trap)


Moth traps attract a wide range of creatures other than moths. Beetles, flies, bugs, caddisflies, bees and wasps are frequently captures in moth traps and butterflies, dragonflies and others less commonly so.

Although many moth recorders ignore this 'by-catch', there are active recording schemes for most insect groups in the UK, so records from your moth trap or other moth field work would be very welcome. For example:Mayfly (Danny Beath)