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Mercury vapor by WeirdBugLady Mercury vapor by WeirdBugLady
Insects attracted to a mercury vapor light at night.

A few miles down the road from the
Southwest Research Station
Portal, Arizona
August 2010
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lizardman1988 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Holy hell!!! (pardon my french) We didn't even have this many bugs come to our lights when we were blacklighting in Costa Rica!
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lizardman1988 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Thinking further, I bet we had WAY better diversity though. I see a lot of white-lined sphinx moths in this. Still mind-boggling numbers though!!
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WeirdBugLady Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Many of the entomologists on the trip (who have been blacklighting in tropical countries before) said they had never seen numbers like that night! But you're right, limited diversity - lots of sphinx moths and lygaeid bugs.
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lizardman1988 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
And probably a bunch of tiny things that are terrible to key out. I love sphinx moths though, so seeing that many would be pretty awesome.
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