The use of barrier-connected pitfall trapping for sampling predatory beetles and spiders

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Winder, L., Holland, J. M., Perry, J. N., Woolley, C. and Alexander, C. J. 2001. The use of barrier-connected pitfall trapping for sampling predatory beetles and spiders. Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata. 98 (3), pp. 249-258.

AuthorsWinder, L., Holland, J. M., Perry, J. N., Woolley, C. and Alexander, C. J.
Abstract

The efficiency of barrier-connected pitfall trapping was compared to conventional single traps or arrays. For ground-active beetles, the use of a pitfall system incorporating a wetting agent with five traps arranged in a cross formation connected by plastic barriers was more efficient than a single dry trap by at least an order of magnitude and at least twice as efficient as five traps without connecting barriers. It is argued that the efficiency of pitfall trapping may be improved markedly by using barrier-connected traps, particularly for some carabid and staphylinid beetles and lycosid spiders. Capture of linyphiids was not improved by the use of barriers and was dependent only on the use of wetting agent and number of traps used.

KeywordsEntomology
Year of Publication2001
JournalEntomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata
Journal citation98 (3), pp. 249-258
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1046/j.1570-7458.2001.00781.x
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Funder project or code306
433
510
ISSN00138703
0013-8703
PublisherWiley

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