Moth Traps

Electrical and Lighting Safety


SAFETY WARNING:

Insectopia recommend that electrical equipment and lamps are always checked thoroughly before each use, to ensure they have not been damaged in storage or during transit to your trapping venue. Faulty or damaged equipment should never be used. It should be disposed of safely, utilising local recycling facilities where available

Great care must always taken when installing and using electrics. Insectopia will not be held responsible for any injury, damage or consequential loss caused by but not limited to:

a) failure to check equipment is undamaged before each use (and the subsequent use of faulty or damaged electrics or lamps)
b) the fitting and/ or operation of electrics contrary to installation instructions and guidelines
c) failure to take any other appropriate and reasonable safety measures.



LIGHTING SAFETY WARNING:

MBT lamps must not be operated a) uncovered in rain, or b) with a shield in conditions of wind-blown slanting rain. Raindrops are likely to cause the bulb to crack or explode, with risk of personal injury. In inclement conditions Insectopia therefore recommend the use of UV lighting sources. Insectopia also recommend the use of UV lighting rather than MBT lighting for attended trapping and public events. (Please note: we no longer supply MBT lamps.)

Whilst UV lamps (actinic circline, blacklight, blacklight blue) run cool and should not be damaged by rain, it is important to ensure that all electrical components are equipped in such conditions to prevent personal electric shock. In addition where possible, a rainshield should be used (or other action taken) to protect lamps from rain which will greatly extend their life.

Never look directly into UV lights.
Use of UV protective glasses is recommended.

Safari XL Moth Trap

Safari XL Moth Trap

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Our Safari XL moth trap is a versatile super-lightweight, supremely portable, economical unit. Drawing on customer feedback from the past several years, the XL is a improved version of our original, extremely popular, Safari design.


New features include:
Lightweight - weighs only 340g (12oz)
Larger size - 40cm (16") diameter and 34 cm (13.5") tall, the XL is roomy with plenty of space for eggboxes and your catch of moths. When not in use, packs away to only 1cm deep.
U-shaped zip - for ease of access
Geotextile base - extra durability when placed on the ground or other surfaces

Just like the original Safari, the XL has an integral central cone with lampholder fitting-ring and assembles rapidly. It can be hung, or placed on a level surface with the support of the included base unit legs. If necessary it can be ground tethered using tent pegs (not supplied, see Related products link).

The Safari XL accepts ES fitting blacklight and blacklight blue actinic lightsources held with shade rings through the 38mm (4") lampholder fitting-ring which sits at the bottom of the cone. Vertically mounted straight actinic tubes can also be fitted - to do so you will need to purchase the steady bar (see Related products). It can also be used with lightweight LED lighting units. Trapping effectiveness is further improved by the whole body shining with translucent 'UV glow' so making the best use of low wattage actinic tube lighting.

IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING:The Safari XL does not have a rainshield and should not be used in rainy conditions. Insectopia suggest the use of actinic or LED lighting sources, which run sufficiently cool not to be shattered if it unexpectedly begins to rain during operation. The mercury blended tungsten (MBT) or other hot-running lamps should not be used with this trap due to the danger of such lamps cracking or exploding if damaged or if used in damp conditions, with risk of personal injury.

NOTE: photographs show the Safari XL when fitted with a 20W blacklight lamp and 38mm lead set. These are optional extras and are not included with the trap. Price shown below is for the XL trap only (which includes the base unit legs and lampholder fitting-ring).


Price: £36.00 (43.20 Including VAT at 20%)

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Safari Moth Trap

Safari Moth Trap

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Our Safari moth trap is a versatile super-lightweight, supremely portable, economical unit.

This collapsible fabric trap has an integral central cone with lampholder fitting-ring and assembles rapidly. It can be hung, or placed on a level surface with the support of the included base unit legs. If necessary it can be ground tethered using tent pegs (not supplied, see Related products link). The Safari accepts a range of actinic light-sources including circline, tube and BL & BLB lamps, and lightweight LED units.

The Safari cone has velcro type straps which can be used to mount 22 watt actinic circline tubes vertically or horizontally across the cone. At the bottom of the cone sits the 38mm (4") lampholder fitting-ring, ready to accept your your BL/BLB compact lamp. Vertically mounted straight actinic tubes can also be fitted - to do so you will need to purchase the steady bar (see Related products). Trapping effectiveness is further improved by the whole body shining with translucent 'UV glow' so making the best use of low wattage actinic tube lighting.

Approx 14" (36cm) diameter x 10" (26cm) high. Weight 12oz (340g). Collapses to approx 1/2" (1 cm) thickness. Cone length 6" (15cm), cone aperture at base 4" (10cm).

IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING:The Safari does not have a rainshield and should not be used in rainy conditions. Insectopia suggest the use of actinic or LED lighting sources, which run sufficiently cool not to be shattered if it unexpectedly begins to rain during operation. The mercury blended tungsten (MBT) or other hot-running lamps should not be used with this trap due to the danger of such lamps cracking or exploding if damaged or if used in damp conditions, with risk of personal injury.


Price: £30.00 (36.00 Including VAT at 20%)

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Safari & Blacklight Set

Safari & Blacklight Set

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This set contains everything you need to set up your Safari mothtrap with an ES fitting compact blacklight (BL) or blacklight-blue (BLB) lamp, ready for action:

1 x Safari trap
1 x 20w BL or 25w BLB lamp *
1 x c.8m of cable fitted with ES lamp connector and UK mains 13A plug.

Please note the Safari in this set does not feature velcro loops, and so is not suitable for use with actinic circline tubes. It is suitable for use with a 38mm ES BL or BLB lamp (as supplied with the set). Design of lamp may be spiral, or double/triple turn (as pictured). Blacklight shown, additional photos show safari with BLB - click on the 'more photos' link below. Total approximate weight 0.98kg (2lb 3oz).

Other lighting options. The Safari in this set can also be used with vertically mounted straight actinic tubes. If you wish to use a straight actinic tube, you will need to mount this using a steady bar - follow the related products link (below) for this item.


Price: £70.00 (84.00 Including VAT at 20%)

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Lamp Type
Blacklight Blacklight Blue

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Related products:

Tent pegs
Safari steady bar
RCD Safety Plug

Safari 'UFO' Set

Safari 'UFO' Set

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This set contains everything you need to set up your Safari mothtrap with an actinic circline tube, ready for action:

1 x Safari trap
1 x 22W actinic circline tube
1 x Lightweight actinic electrics set, with showerproof control unit, UK mains 3 pin plug, and c.8m of cable.

The actinic circline trap lighting is always popular with children as when the trap is hung it makes the Safari® look a bit like a glowing flying saucer! Total approximate weight 1.25kg (2lb 12oz).

Please note the Safari® in this set comes with a plain cone ring as illustrated, to mount a circular actinic tube either vertically or horizontally (as supplied with the set).

Other lighting options: The Safari in this set can also be used with 38mm ES fitting lamps if the 4" lampholder fitting-ring is purchased as an optional extra - see related products link below. These include both compact blacklight and blacklight-blue fluorescents.
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Price: £97.00 (116.40 Including VAT at 20%)

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Related products:

Tent pegs
Lampholder fitting-ring
RCD Safety Plug
Ranger Moth Trap Details

Ranger Moth Trap Details


The Ranger moth trap features mix-and-match elements to suit your personal trapping needs.
It's fully collapsible, unbelievably lightweight, and comes with a carry-bag.


The collecting chamber can be ground tethered or hung. Its frame and support legs are made of sturdy wire. The sides are of transparent fine-netting with an 'n' shaped double-slider zip for easy access, and there is a durable geotextile base for use on uneven or rough ground.

The Ranger central cone is made of strong, light-impervious cotton. Models suitable for use with actinic circline or horizontal straight actinics have velcro straps for easy mounting. The cone includes either a plain ring, or a 4" lampholder fitting-ring, depending on the model chosen. Two cone base aperture sizes are available (through which the moth enters the main body of the trap). A larger size of aperture may help in the capture of larger species, but conversely may increase the escape rate of smaller species. The PVC rainshield simply and quickly bolts on top of the cone unit.

The individual sections that make up the Ranger are available to purchase from our Spare Parts' page. Approx dimensions of base unit 10.5" (27cm) tall, 17.5" (44cm) in diameter. Maximum weight (including carry-bag & optional rainshield) 3lbs (1.5kg).

Vertical Actinic Steady Bar or Double Steady Bar (Optional Extra). The steady bar or bars can be fixed across the cone of certain models (see grid below) and must be used if you wish to vertically mount either single or multiple straight actinic tubes. Insectopia recommend the use of the double steady bar to ensure stability on longer actinic tubes..

Complete Lighting Rig (Optional Extras). Insectopia offer two different lighting rigs. A circline electrics set and showerproof control unit with a 22w actinic lamp, and a brass ES- fitting lampholder with either a 20w compact blacklight or a 25w compact blacklight-blue. All our rigs have a minimum 8m of cable and are fitted with a UK mains 13A 3-pin plug.

At Insectopia, we know that buying a moth trap can be a big investment. Our Photo Gallery has lots of photos so please take a look so you can be sure of your choice before you buy. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us

IMPORTANT LIGHTING SAFETY WARNING: If you are planning to use your own MBT lamp, Insectopia recommends the use of a rainshield. MBT lamps must not be operated a) uncovered in rain, or b) with the shield in conditions of wind-blown slanting rain. Raindrops are likely to cause the bulb to crack or explode, with risk of personal injury. In inclement conditions Insectopia therefore recommend the use of blacklight or circline lighting sources, which run sufficiently cool not to be shattered by rain. Insectopia also recommend the use of actinics rather than MBT lighting for attended trapping and public events.

Now you know all about the product, you're ready to buy one!
Just click on the options below and then simply 'Add to Cart'

Ranger Moth Trap

Ranger Moth Trap

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The product cost will vary according to the choices you have made. Ranger prices (excluding lighting and steady bar options) vary from £59.75 up to £82.00 (excl VAT).

Express Delivery is not available on the Ranger, and should not be selected from the postal options.

Quantity:

1/ Choose the cone that suits your lighting unit, as per the choices in the table above.
  • Multi   
  • ES   
  • Circline   
2/ Select either a regular cone 7" (18cm) deep, with a base aperture of 2.25" (5.5cm), or a wide cone 5" (13cm) deep, with a base aperture of 4" (10cm)
  • Regular aperture   
  • Wide aperture   
3/ Insectopia recommend using a rainshield with hot-running lamps. Using a rainshield may also help to extend the life of your actinic lightsource. Please note that rainshields cannot be fitted when using a vane lighting unit.
  • Rainshield required   
  • No rainshield   

4/ Would you like to buy a single or double steady bar ?
No Single Double

5/ Would you like to buy one of our complete lighting units ?
No Circline Blacklight Blacklight blue

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Tent pegs
RCD Safety Plug