Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Malaise Trap

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1688

An interception trap that captures flying insects, the Malaise trap is tent-like with vertical nets serving as baffles and a sloping canopy that funnels insects upward to a jar or other apparatus for capture. They may be constructed as unidirectional, bidirectional or nondirectional traps.

 Traps for Capturing Insects

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