Flight periods of the larger species of Moths (macrolepidoptera) that occur in Wstern New York
Lienk, S.; Chapman, P.; Webb, D.
This is the second and final report on this project. The first one, published in 1981 (1), was limited to recording the results obtained on 45 members of the family Noctuidae whose larvae feed on vegetable and field crops. Summary information is reported here on all of the 676 members of the Macrolepidoptera collected. The flight period(s) of each species of our study group was determined through the use of electric light traps. These were visited daily from mid-April to mid-November and the moths trapped in them were collected alive into HCN killing jars and taken to the laboratory for sorting out to species. Initially we did not know, or were uncertain about the identity of some species collected; but eventually, we took samples of these to Dr. Franclemont for naming.
New York's Food and Life Sciences Bulletin137
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
large moth species; Western New York moth flight patterns