oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - An improved light trap for obtaining undamaged insect specimens

Volume 47, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



An illuminated dome comprising a wide cylinder of nylon gauze sheeting, suspended from a transparent beach umbrella, has been developed. An internal lighting system consisting of fluorescent tubes or mercury-vapour bulbs is used to illuminate the dome. These two light sources are briefly compared for their effectiveness in attracting insects.

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