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Molecular Entomology, 2018, Vol.9, No.3, 29-34
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Figure 5 Light-trap catch of Microlepidoptera spec. indet. in connection with the gravitational potential of Sun + Moon
Our calculations are justified by the light-trap catching results of the Microlepidoptera species.
2 Discussion
When the gravitational potential of the Sun, Moon, or Sun and Moon together is high, then the catching result of
the Microlepidoptera species caught by light-traps is the highest. In contrast, in case of the highest positive
gravitational potential value, the catch is the lowest. It is assumed that the cause of this fact may be to make easy
or more difficult the flying up of moths.
Our results are unpublished in the literature and require explanation.
2.1 Conclusions
Our current research draws the attention of researchers to the importance of an environmental factor not yet
studied earlier. These are the gravitational potential of the Sun and Moon. When the moth flies up to height of 1 mm, the
greatest positive or negative value of the gravitational potential decreases with ±5% the energy to flying up.
3 Materials and Methods
3.1 The catching data
The light-trap network with the same Jermy-type light-traps has been operating continuously in Hungary since
1958. There were about 130 light-traps, which have been operating for six decades, have provided invaluable data
for scientific researches. The studies of Hungarian researchers enriched the literature with many valuable new
scientific results.
Lepidoptera (Macro- and Microlepidoptera) is the best-processed group. Until now, however, no studies were
published on the most injured moths. The reason for this is understandable that the unidentified specimens were
recorded as “Microlepidoptera spec. indet.” name. Because they were not known according to by species, it was
not possible for further investigations. However, if we consider that there is a huge amount of collection data, we
could see possibility for this research.
In our study, we looked for correlation between the gravitational potential of the Sun and the Moon and the sky
polarization they generate, and also the effectiveness of light-trap catches of Microlepidoptera spec. indet.
The light source of the Jermy-type light-trap is a 100W normal electric bulb and the killing agent is chloroform
(Jermy, 1961). It consists of a frame, a truss, a cover, a light source, a funnel and a killing device. All the
components are painted black, except for the funnel, which is white. The frame is fixed to a pile dug into the
ground.
Before putting on the appliance, they put on cotton wool pads at the bottom, which reduces the risk of injury to
the collected insect material. The captured insects are often unsuitable for the species definition because the
killing effect of chloroform does not prevail immediately, and in particular small insects are still often damaged.
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