Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

McPhail Trap

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1756

The McPhail trap is a glass or plastic liquid- containing trap that uses protein solutions as bait. Ammonia given off by the trap is attractive to fruit flies, which enter the trap from below. As they instinctively attempt to move upward, they are restrained from escaping by the solid top.

 Traps for Capturing Insects

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