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Interception traps in canopy inflorescences: Targeting a neglected fauna

  • B.G. Howlett (a1), R.L. Kitching (a2) and S.L. Boulter (a2)
Abstract

Two new cost-effective trap designs for capturing arthropod flower visitors are described. Small flower visitors such as Thysanoptera and Diptera, hardly noticeable during direct flower observations, were dominant in trap catches. These trapping techniques combined with direct observations allow a more comprehensive picture of the flower visitors.

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International Journal of Tropical Insect Science
  • ISSN: 1742-7584
  • EISSN: 1742-7592
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