Mini MothCatcher Trap

Simple to use funnel trap for monitoring and containment of various moth pests

Russell IPM’s MothCatcher traps (universally known as bucket traps) have been developed to be highly effective at trapping a range of moth pests. The weatherproof casing is designed for use with pheromone lures for monitoring and mass trapping of flying insects.

The traps are hardwearing and can be used for several seasons. Additionally, as the entry point is covered, the moth trap is suitable for outdoor and dusty environments.

Benefits of the Mini MothCatcher trap
  • Durable and hardwearing for both indoor and outdoor trapping.
  • Clear casing allows ease of monitoring and identification.
  • Robust trap can be used for several seasons.
  • Simple to install and maintain.
  • Green colour reduces attraction to non-target insects.
What makes this trap different from the standard Mothcatcher Trap?
  • Size. This trap is smaller at at a size of 19.5cm x 15cm. It is lower capacity for smaller numbers of pests. This makes it ideal for gardens and allotments.
  • The lid of the trap is a green colour to make it less attractive to beneficial insects.
  • The trap targets micro Lepidoptera such as Tuta absoluta, Cydalima perspectalis (the box tree moth) and other moths present in gardens.

The mini mothcatcher trap is a smaller version of the mothcatcher trap, used for pest monitoring of smaller moth species, such as Tuta absoluta and box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis, in protected and outdoor crops. This trap is combined with a pheromone lures or attractants to target specific species. The mini mothcatcher’s green funnel system reduces the catch of non-target species and its small size ensures versatile placement. The trap is simple to use and maintain, and to monitor large areas across many years of crop production. Their lid design makes them well suited to outdoor and dusty environments.

For box tree moth use the traps with pheromone lures from March to October as there are several generations per year. Hang the traps about 1-1.5m above ground, so that there is an air flow around the trap, using a trap density of one per 250m2. Add approximately 5cm of water with a drop of detergent into the trap bucket. Replace the pheromone lures after 6 weeks. Empty the traps weekly to avoid the trap filling with dead insects that can repel other moths.