Moth Traps

Safari Moth Trap

Safari Moth Trap

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Our Safari® moth trap is a versatile super-lightweight, supremely portable, economical unit.

This collapsible fabric trap has an integral central cone and assembles rapidly. It can be hung, or ground tethered using tent pegs (not supplied, please follow the Related products link for this item). The Safari® accepts MBT ES fitting lamps and a range of actinic light-sources including circline, tube and BL & BLB lamps. When using actinics, trapping effectiveness is further improved by the whole body shining with translucent 'UV glow' so making the best use of low wattage actinic tube lighting.

The Safari® cone features velcro type straps which can be used to mount 22 watt actinic circline tubes vertically or horizontally across the cone. At the bottom of the cone sits the 38mm (4") lampholder fitting-ring, ready to accept your MBT lamp up to 160 watts, or your BL/BLB compact lamp. The lampholder can be quickly and easily removed to fit an actinic vane unit (please note, Watkins and Doncaster vanes do not fit this product). Vertically mounted straight actinic tubes can also be fitted - to do so you will need to purchase the steady bar (see Related products).

IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING: The Safari® trap does not have a rainshield so Insectopia recommend the use of actinic lighting sources, which run sufficiently cool not to be shattered if it begins to rain during their use. Insectopia also recommend the use of actinics rather than MBT lighting for attended trapping and public events. If preferred however MBT lamps can be used with the Safari® in dry weather. They must NEVER be operated in rain, drizzle or damp conditions, or when such conditions are predicted, as raindrops are likely to cause the bulb to crack or explode with risk of personal injury.


Price: £30.00 (36.00 Including VAT at 20%)

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Related products:

Tent Pegs
Safari steady bar
RCD Safety Plug

Safari & Blacklight Set

Safari & Blacklight Set

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This set contains everything you need to set up your Safari® mothtrap with an ES fitting compact blacklight (BL) or blacklight-blue (BLB) lamp, ready for action:

1 x Safari® trap
1 x 20w BL or 25w BLB lamp *
1 x c.9.5m of cable fitted with ES lamp connector and UK mains 13A plug.

Please note the Safari® in this set does not feature velcro loops, and so is not suitable for use with actinic circline tubes. It is suitable for use with a 38mm ES BL or BLB lamp (as supplied with the set). Design of lamp may be spiral, or double/triple turn (as pictured). Blacklight shown, additional photos show safari with BLB - click on the 'more photos' link below. Total approximate weight 0.98kg (2lb 3oz).

* Possible Substitution: On occasion, an 18w BL lamp or 20w BLB lamp may be substituted, depending on available stock. If you do not wish to receive a substitution, please specify this in the "Shipping and Handling" delivery instructions box on checkout.

Other lighting options. The Safari® in this set can also be used with other lighting options including 38mm ES MBT lamps (please see our important safety warning above about the use of MBT electrics) and vertically mounted straight actinic tubes. If you wish to use a straight actinic tube, you will need to mount this using a steady bar - follow the related products link (below) for this item.


Price: £77.00 (92.40 Including VAT at 20%)

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Lamp Type
Blacklight Blacklight Blue

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Related products:

Tent Pegs
Safari steady bar
RCD Safety Plug

Safari 'UFO' Set

Safari 'UFO' Set

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This set contains everything you need to set up your Safari® mothtrap with an actinic circline tube, ready for action:

1 x Safari® trap
1 x 22W actinic circline tube
1 x Lightweight actinic electrics set, with showerproof control unit, UK mains 3 pin plug, and c.9.5m of cable.

The actinic circline trap lighting is always popular with children who visit our display at insect shows, as when the trap is hung it makes the Safari® look a bit like a glowing flying saucer! Total approximate weight 1.25kg (2lb 12oz).

Please note the Safari® in this set comes with a plain cone ring as illustrated, to mount a circular actinic tube either vertically or horizontally (as supplied with the set).

Other lighting options: The Safari® in this set can also be used with 38mm ES fitting lamps if the 4" lampholder fitting-ring is purchased as an optional extra - see related products link below. These include both compact blacklight and blacklight-blue fluorescents and MBT lamps (please see our important safety warning above about the use of MBT electrics).
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Price: £99.00 (118.80 Including VAT at 20%)

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Related products:

Tent Pegs
Lampholder fitting-ring
RCD Safety Plug

Ranger Moth Trap


The Ranger® trap features mix-and-match elements to suit your personal trapping needs.
It's fully collapsible, unbelievably lightweight, and comes with a carry-bag.


The collecting chamber can be ground tethered or hung. Its frame is made of sturdy wire with solid bar support legs. The sides are of transparent fine-netting with an 'n' shaped double-slider zip for easy access, and there is a durable geotextile base for use on uneven or rough ground. Approx dimensions 10.5" (27cm) tall, 17.5" (44cm) in diameter. The Ranger central cone is made of strong, light-impervious cotton. Models suitable for use with actinic circline or horizontal straight actinics have velcro straps for easy mounting. The cone includes either a plain ring, or a 4" lampholder fitting-ring, depending on the model chosen. Two cone base aperture sizes are available (through which the moth enters the main body of the trap). A larger size of aperture may help in the capture of larger species, but conversely may increase the escape rate of smaller species. The rainshield is made of sturdy clear and colourless PVC, and simply and quickly bolts on top of the cone unit. The individual sections that make up the Ranger® are available to purchase from our 'Spare Parts & Lights' page, so damage to, or loss of, any part of your trap is both easy and economic to rectify.

Vertical Actinic Steady Bar or Double Steady Bar (Optional Extra). The steady bar or bars can be fixed across the cone of certain models (see grid below) and must be used if you wish to vertically mount either single or multiple straight actinic tubes. Insectopia recommend the use of the double steady bar to ensure stability on longer actinic tubes..

Complete Lighting Rigs (Optional Extras). Insectopia offer four different lighting rigs. 22w actinic circline with lightweight actinic electrics set and showerproof control unit. 160w Mercury Blended Tungsten, 20w compact blacklight* lamp or 25w compact blacklight-blue* with brass ES fitting lampholder. All our rigs have a generous 9.5m of cable and are fitted with a UK mains 13A 3-pin plug.
*Possible Substitution: On occasion, an 18w blacklight or 20w blacklight-blue may be substituted, depending on available stock. If you do not wish to receive a substitution, please specify this in the "Shipping and Handling" delivery instructions box on checkout.

IMPORTANT LIGHTING SAFETY WARNING: If you are planning to use a MBT lamp, Insectopia recommends the use of a rainshield. MBT lamps must not be operated a) uncovered in rain, or b) with the shield in conditions of wind-blown slanting rain. Raindrops are likely to cause the bulb to crack or explode, with risk of personal injury. In inclement conditions Insectopia therefore recommend the use of blacklight or circline lighting sources, which run sufficiently cool not to be shattered by rain. Insectopia also recommend the use of actinics rather than MBT lighting for attended trapping and public events.

Buying a Ranger is easy as 1-2-3
Ranger Step Choices

Ranger Step Choices

STEP 1/ Central cone type.
Your options are shown in in the grid to the right. So, for example, 38mm Edison Screw fitting lamps can be used with the Ranger Multi and ES style of cone, but not with the Circline style.


STEP 2/ Cone base aperture.
Regular cone - 7" (18cm) deep, with a base aperture of 2.25" (5.5cm)
Wide cone -5" (13cm) deep, with a base aperture of 4" (10cm)


STEP 3/ Rainshield.
Insectopia recommend using a rainshield with MBT lamps. Using a rainshield may also help to extend the life of your actinic lightsource. Please note that rainshields cannot be fitted when using a vane lighting unit.

At Insectopia, we know that buying a moth trap can be a big investment. Our Moth Trap Gallery has lots of photos so please take a look so you can be sure of your choice before you buy. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us.

Now you know all about the product, you're ready to buy one!
Just click on the options below and then simply 'Add to Cart'


Ranger Moth Trap

Ranger Moth Trap

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The product cost will vary according to the choices you have made. Ranger prices (excluding lighting and steady bar options) vary from £57.75 up to £81.00 nett.

Express Delivery is not available on the Ranger, and should not be selected from the postal options.

Quantity:

1/ Choose the cone that suits your lighting unit
  • Multi   
  • ES   
  • Circline   
2/ What cone base aperture would you like ?
  • Reg   
  • Wide   
3/ Do you need a rainshield ?
  • Yes   
  • No   

Would you like to buy a single or double steady bar ?
No Single Double

Would you like to buy one of our complete lighting units ?
No Circline MBT
Blacklight blue Blacklight

Related products:

Tent Pegs
RCD Safety Plug