Documenting Moth Visits with a Wingscapes TimeLapse Pro

  • Documenting Moth Visits with a Wingscapes TimeLapse Pro is an illustration of the value of using this camera for documenting the behavior of insects. 
  • This camera will focus as close as six inches to a subject, can take a photo or video as low as every 10 seconds all day and night. 
  • In general for documenting insect visits to flowers I have found a photo every 30 seconds or minute to be sufficient.
  • It will also record the date and time each photo is taken.
  • With lithium batteries and a 128 GB card it can last several days.
  • The camera is waterproof and can be used in the rain.
  • It costs as low as $115 here are some details: 

    Brand New Includes One Year Warranty

    Returnable: 30 Day Guaranteei
    Product # WCT-00126
    • Wingscapes TimelapseCam Pro
    • Resolution: 20.0 MP
    • Video Resolution: Full HD 1920 x 1080p
    • HD Timelapse Video Capable From Still Images
    • 24-LED White Flash Technology
    • Focus Range: 6.0" To Infinity
    • Flash Range: 25'
    • Weatherproof Plastic Housing
    • Moultrie Mobile Compatible
      • In general I have found the flash used at close range usually causes bleaching out of the subject, especially light or whitish subjects. I have been able to correct this by putting a small piece of neutral density filter over the lights. These are called Light Dims (White dims of Neutral Color) and the sheets are very inexpensive and easy to install.
      • The video example was focused on this orchid from three feet away. I used the timelapse to take a photo every 30 seconds continually day and night.
      • Once the behavior of the insect was documented I then set the Panasonic camera focused on this orchid to obtain a higher quality photo to help in identification. The Panasonic will take a timelapse every minute with the flash on and will last about 2.5 hours with just the camera's battery. For longer operation a JUICEBOX DSLR JBDP-01 can be attached to the camera.

      This inexpensive camera is great for documenting certain behavior of insects, especially at night.