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Aug 14, 2010, 2:36:03 AM
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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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:iconlizardman1988:
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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:iconlizardman1988:
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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:iconweirdbuglady:
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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:iconlizardman1988:
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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