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Light-trap Catch of Microlepidoptera spec. indet. in Connection with the Gravitation Potential of Sun and Moon  

L. Nowinszky , M. Kiss , J. Puskás
Eotvos Lorand University, Savaria Campus Savaria Science Centre, 9700 Szombathely Károlyi Gáspár Square 4, Hungary
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Molecular Entomology, 2018, Vol. 9, No. 3   doi: 10.5376/me.2018.09.0003
Received: 03 Aug., 2018    Accepted: 10 Sep., 2018    Published: 12 Oct., 2018
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Nowinszky L., Kiss M., and Puskás J., 2018, Light-trap catch of Microlepidoptera spec. indet. in connection with the gravitation potential of Sun and Moon, Molecular Entomology, 9(3): 29-34 (doi: 10.5376/me.2018.09.0003)


This study deals with light-trap catching of Microlepidoptera spec. indet. in connection with the gravitation potential of Sun and Moon. During seven years 590,139 moths were caught by the 49 light-traps, in 1,479 nights. We could work up 21,761 observation data. The influence of the gravitational potential of the Sun and Moon on light trapping of Microlepidoptera spec. indet. can be verified in our examinations. When the moth flies up to height of 1 millimetre, the maximum negative or positive value of the gravitational potential reduces or raises to 5% the energy required to fly up. Our recent work calls attention of researchers to new and perhaps even more influential environmental factor. It is the gravitational potential of the Sun and Moon.

Light-trap; Microlepidoptera; Sun; Moon; Gravitation
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