Equipment  Entomology  Moth Traps  Skinner Moth Traps 

Skinner Moth Trap - 240V MV

#193329 | Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £197.00 inc VAT $241/€221 approx

About this product

Please note: as of mid-April 2015 all types of Mercury Vapour (MV) bulb started to be phased out as part of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS). There is limited stock in the UK left of Mercury Vapour bulbs and so although replacement bulbs will be available for a couple of years, we would advise purchasing a moth trap with an actinic bulb if you are considering long term use. This ban is designed to phase out less efficient lamps such as MV so it does not affect actinic bulbs as used in some of our moth traps.


This is a robust, well built trap constructed of treated exterior ply with base. Easily assembled, it runs from the mains or 240V generator. Folds flat for easy storage or transportation.

The mercury vapour bulb is extremely bright and will provide the best catch rates of all moth traps. Clear plastic sliding top panels allow access to the catch without having to switch the bulb off. As mercury vapour bulbs have to cool before they can be switched on again, this is a very useful feature.

* Mercury Vapour bulb for increased catch rates
* Folds flat when not in use
* Access catch whilst still illuminated
* Powered by mains or 240V generator

Please note: NHBS recommends the use of a rainshield with MV lamps. MV bulbs must not be operated uncovered in rain or with the rainshield in conditions of wind-blown slanting rain as raindrops may cause the bulb to crack or explode. For attended trapping and public events we would recommend the use of actinic bulbs. 

A replacement bulb can also be purchased for this trap.



In the box:
* Plywood case 450 w x 450 d x 350 h mm
* Electrics unit with 2 m cable
* UK mains plug
* Bulb holder
* 125W mercury vapour bulb



Recommended Accessories

Skinner Moth Trap MV Rainguard

Protect your MV bulb in inclement weather using this Rain Guard.

NHBS Price: £32.50 inc VAT $40/€36 approx

Skinner Trap Carrying Bag

Keep all of the components of your trap together with this carrying bag

NHBS Price: £30.95 inc VAT $38/€35 approx


125w Mercury Vapour Bulb

A replacement bulb for your MV Skinner Trap.

NHBS Price: £11.99 inc VAT $15/€13 approx


240V (15W) Actinic Skinner Moth Trap

For attended trapping or use in public spaces, this Actinic version of the Skinner Trap is a great choice.

NHBS Price: £159.95 inc VAT $196/€179 approx

Recommended Reading

Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles

This beautiful identification guide contains colour plates illustrating the size, wing patterns and variation of the moths of the British Isles

NHBS Price: £59.99 $73/€67 approx

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Mobile 15W Actinic Skinner Moth Trap

NHBS Price: £209.99 inc VAT $257/€235 approx

Twin 20W Compact Fluorescent 'Lucent' Moth Trap

NHBS Price: £159.95 inc VAT £177.50 (Save £17.55) $196/€179 approx

Skinner Trap Carrying Bag

NHBS Price: £30.95 inc VAT $38/€35 approx

240V (15W) Actinic Skinner Moth Trap

NHBS Price: £159.95 inc VAT $196/€179 approx

Mobile 40W Actinic 'Lucent' Skinner Moth Trap

NHBS Price: £189.95 inc VAT £194.15 (Save £4.20) $232/€213 approx