Malaise trap and insect sampling: Mini Review

Abstract

Author(s): Altaf Hussain Sheikh*, Moni Thomas**, Rita Bhandari*** and Harshita Meshram***

Malaise trap is commonly used sampling technique for low flying insects. Being passive, it does not require an observer to observe throughout the day; hence it is economical and time saving. Though there are many prominent models of the trap viz. Gressitt trap, Schacht trap, Townes trap, however, Townes model is commonly used in the field studies due to its light weight and higher output. In this paper, we are trying to put together the different aspects of Malaise trap into a single window system.

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