Bait traps are used to capture Lepidoptera attracted to fermenting fruit, faeces, and rotting meat. Our traps are based on the tried and tested Van Someren-Rydon style and take into account scientific research on effective trap design. They are lightweight and pack down to a slim size, and have a number of features designed to improve performance and ease of use.
A 33cm (13") landing platform made of easy to clean semi-rigid pvc is used for our traps. The gap between the cylinder and platform can be easily adjusted from 2cm (3/4") to up to 13cm (5") using sliding cord-locks, so you don't have to struggle with knots.
Four hanging points provide secure positioning. The main netting cylinder is washable, with no internal projecting seams, and is fitted with a full length vertical entry double-slider side zip for easy access to the butterflies and for the removal of unwanted insects. A removable clear colourless PVC cover which protects the top section of the trap from rain is also available.
Finally, to trap lower-flying species or where there is no available hanging point, our 'hang-it' frame may be used. Made of fibreglass rods, this frame is quick and easy to assemble.
The Insectopia Ranger is our top of the line moth trap. The collapsible trap has a stable netting base unit with a central cone which is carefully shaped for efficient capture. The trap comes packed in a handy carry-bag. The Ranger mothtrap comes in a mix-and-match purchasing style, truly offering you the ulitmate in flexibility. Want a narrow cone aperture? Ranger is for you. Want a wide cone aperture? Ranger is for you. Want your trap with our without a rainshield, and to be used with a variety of lighting sources (or only one)? Ranger is still for you! Want to vary your trapping stye? You guessed it ....
Self-supporting, and can be hung or ground anchored. Quick assembly/ dismantling of body and cone. Wide double-slider zip provides access to moths, with the light running. Compact size, trap base unit approx 16" (41cm) square and 11" (27cm) tall. Maximum weight (including carry-bag & optional rainshield) 3lbs (1.5kg). Accepts a variety of lighting sources, including 38mm ES MBT lamps up to 160 watt, 38mm ES actinic compact lamps (BL or BLB), actinic circlines and straight actinic tubes.
Our Safari moth trap is a versatile super-lightweight, supremely portable, economical unit.
Self-supporting, and can be hung or ground anchored. Rapid assembly time. Zip access to body. Approx 14" (36cm) diameter x 10" (26cm) high. Weight 12oz (340g). Collapses to approx 1/2" (1 cm) thickness. Cone length 6" (15cm), cone aperture at base 4" (10cm). Accepts a variety of lighting sources, including 38mm ES actinic compact lamps (BL or BLB), actinic circlines and straight actinic tubes