Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Manitoba Trap

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1706

A trap for capturing horse flies and deer flies (Diptera: Tabanidae). It consists of a dark sphere suspended from a tripod, with a canopy suspen-ded above, and topped by a collection apparatus. The flies are attracted to the dark color and movement of the sphere and fly upward where they are directed by the canopy into the collection apparatus, usually a jar. Traps for Capturing Insects.

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