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ISRN Zoology
Volume 2012, Article ID 238591, 6 pages
Research Article

Light-Trap Catch of the Harmful Moths Depending of Moonlight in North Carolina and Nebraska States of USA

University of West-Hungary, Savaria University Centre, Károlyi G. Square 4., Szombathely 9701, Hungary

Received 27 September 2012; Accepted 15 October 2012

Academic Editors: T. Monnin and A. Robins

Copyright © 2012 László Nowinszky and János Puskás. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The present study discusses the light trapping of harmful insects depending on the moonlight, its polarized percentage, and the moon phases. The trapping data were taken from light traps of North Carolina and Nebraska States of USA. We examined five species. The maximum individual number of species was collected at new moon or near the first quarter and last quarter. The farmers can use our results to forecast their plant protecting works.