Moth-Monitoring with LED-traps
Most of the moth species are attracted to light, therefore LEDtraps are a good option to monitor moths. These traps are already deployed in the Netherlands and Sweden. A great advantage over traditional traps is that they are portable, relatively cheap and switch on and off (simultaneously) with a light switch. This makes it a potentially very useful method to monitor changes in moth populations. However, we need more insight in the efficiency (and hence the number that needs to be deployed) of the traps in different habitats and biogeographical regions.