The Moth CatcherThe Moth Catcher



The Moth Catcher is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves’s Vera Stanhope series – which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn as Vera.

Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447278313

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The Moth Catcher is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves’s Vera Stanhope series – which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn as Vera. As though to a flame, they were drawn to their deaths . . . Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist named Patrick, to look after the place while they’re away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley – a beautiful, lonely place to die. DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene and when searching the attic of the big house – where Patrick had a flat – she finds the body of a second man. The only thing connecting the two victims is a fascination with studying moths – and catching these beautiful, rare creatures. Those who live in the close-knit Valley Farm development have secrets too, and as Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realizes that there may be deadly secrets trapped there . . . Enjoy more of Vera Stanhope’s investigations with The Crow Trap, Telling Tales, Hidden Depths, Silent Voices, The Glass Room, Harbour Street, The Moth Catcher and The Darkest Evening.

The Moth CatcherThe Moth Catcher



From Ann Cleeves—New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows—comes The Moth Catcher. “Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers.”—Louise Penny Life ...

Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250144698

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Page: 400

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Life seems perfect in the quiet community of Valley Farm. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist, to look after the place while they're away. But his dead body is found by the side of the lane--a lonely place to die. When DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, she finds the body of a second man. What the two victims seem to have in common is a fascination with studying moths--and with catching these beautiful, intriguing creatures. The others who live in Valley Farm have secrets too: Lorraine's calm demeanor belies a more complex personality; Annie and Sam's daughter, Lizzie, is due to be released from prison; and Nigel watches, silently, every day, from his window. As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realizes that there may be many deadly secrets trapped there . . .

Moth CatcherMoth Catcher



Moth Catcher is Collins's engaging account of his development as a scientist and of his groundbreaking research.

Author: Michael M. Collins

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123404944

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Biologist Michael Collins has been studying wild silk moths since he was a boy. The moth family Saturniidae - which includes the largest and most colorful of the North American moths - led Collins into a long career as a scientist, and has provided him with some of his most exciting insights into the process by which new species evolve. Moth Catcher is Collins's engaging account of his development as a scientist and of his groundbreaking research.

Moth CatcherMoth Catcher



I enjoyed the accessibility of these moths. In the clear mountain air I could watch them dashing across the expanse of sagebrush meadows with an abandon not seen in flitting butterflies. The big nocturnal moths like Hyalophora were ...

Author: Michael M. Collins

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874177305

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The memoir of a scientist and the wild silk moths he studiesBiologist Michael Collins has been studying wild silk moths since he was a boy. This family — which includes the largest and most colorful of the North American moths — led Collins into a long career as a scientist, and has provided him with significant insights into the process by which new species evolve. Moth Catcher is Collins’s engaging account of his development as a scientist and of his groundbreaking research. The canyon and pass environments of the American West offer a setting in which, since the last Ice Age, organisms have adapted to new surroundings and where many have formed new species. Collins has discovered in the Sierra Nevada that geneticists call a “hybrid zone” where two species interbreed. This hybrid zone is unusual because both sexes are fertile, unlike lab-bred hybrids between the same silk moth species. Collins explains how such hybrid populations serve as laboratories in nature where the process of speciation can be observed and studied. This book offers a fascinating view into the work of a field scientist and the ways that evolution continues to operate around us. Collins’s colorful accounts of his fieldwork will delight any reader who loves the outdoors and is captivated by the diversity and interrelations of the life forms found there. And his passion for his research and the fragile, exquisite creatures that he studies will inspire a new appreciation of the wonders of the natural world and the myriad life forms that occupy it.

How to Build Your Own Moth TrapHow to Build Your Own Moth Trap



This book describes two designs of moth trap in sufficient detail for almost anyone to build using hobbyist skills using easily sourced materials and components.

Author: Paul Palmer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1981158197

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This book describes two designs of moth trap in sufficient detail for almost anyone to build using hobbyist skills using easily sourced materials and components. The design of the portable moth trap in this book is the result of several years experimentation with various materials and light sources. None of the experiments was ever a complete failure, but the final design using 0.75 W UV LEDS works about as well as established trap designs using an 8 W actinic tube when used in the countryside. I can easily carry eight of these traps when I am recording in the countryside. A second design, using a 240 Volt mains supply, allows use of brighter bulbs such as 20 W actinic CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) with proportionally larger catches. This mains powered trap is robust enough to be used in all weathers throughout the year, especially when a more robust storage box is used instead of a bucket for a base. In overlooked gardens CFL 'Black-light' bulbs are a good alternative and are unlikely to cause offence.

Electric and Nonelectric Moth Traps Baited with Synthetic Sex Pheromone of the Tobacco BudwormElectric and Nonelectric Moth Traps Baited with Synthetic Sex Pheromone of the Tobacco Budworm



Trial 5 The second trial in 1977 in the Brazos River Valley area was conducted from May 28 to June 27 to evaluate six traps for trapping male tobacco budworm moths . The traps included were ( 1 ) standard grid trap SG ( fig .

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ISBN: MINN:31951002886912S

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