Trap Responses of Flying Insects: The Influence of Trap Design on Capture Efficiency

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Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 304 pages
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Insect trapping is a basic field research tool for many biologists, whether they are studying insect pests, disease vectors or insect ecology for its own sake. Any field entomologist contemplating a new insect trapping program or looking to improve or develop an existing scheme will benefit from this broad review of flying insect traps, in which the author draws on a wide variety of methods used by different research projects from all over the world.
Over the years a great many traps have been developed and endlessly modified to suit particular species, habitats, and research requirements. In virtually every case the design of the trap interacts with the specific behavior of the insects involved to bias trap efficiency. In addition, the limited dialogue between workers in different subject disciplines and habitats has caused a shortage of new information available to field entomologists as a whole.

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* Describes and evaluates the main methods of trapping flying insects
* Brings together results from agricultural/forest/pest studies and those from medical entomology

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Chapter 2 Suction traps
Chapter 3 Pheromonebased and sex lure traps
Chapter 4 Light traps versus pheromone traps
Chapter 5 Flight traps and interceptor traps
Chapter 6 Plant pest responses to visual and olfactory sticky traps
Chapter 7 Responses of bloodsucking flies to visual traps
Chapter 8 Animalbaited traps and animal odours
Chapter 9 Attraction of blowflies and their allies to carrionbased traps

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