Moth Monitoring

The moth monitoring protocol outlines 5 sampling windows, monthly, from April to October, adjusted as necessary for latitude. Three 15W UV bucket traps are set at each site. All macros, and as many micros as feasible were identified.

In 2021, across 16 sites, 715 macro moths and 354 micro moths were identified. This list includes 9 Regional Species of Greatest Conservation Need.

A poster overview of the 2021 season was presented at the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Diversity Conference in April 2022.

Augochlorella aurata (credit: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab)

Augochlorella aurata

credit: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab