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Macgregor, C.J.; Evans, D.M.; Fox, R.; Pocock, M.J.O.

Moth abundance and pollen transport from lit and unlit matched pairs of arable field margins in south-east England

This dataset contains information about moth abundance and pollen transport at sites lit by high-pressure sodium streetlights and unlit control sites. Moths were sampled at 20 matched pairs of lit and unlit sites within 40 km of Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK (51°35' N, 1°8' W) during 2014, as part of a study of the effects of street lighting on moths and nocturnal pollen transport. Three sampling methods were used: night-time transects, light-traps and overhead flight activity surveys. Moths captured were identified, counted, and sampled for pollen transported on the proboscis, which was in turn identified and counted.

The work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (Grant ID: NE/K007394/1).
Publication date: 2016-04-20