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grasshopper trap diagram

grasshopper trap diagram

A team of researchers in Kenya and Uganda has designed a new trap for catching Ruspolia differens grasshoppers that improves on the traditional model by reducing nontarget bycatch, energy consumption, and use of hazardous materials. A LED light replaces a mercury bulb, a funnel atop the drum is used instead of an oil coating on the drum interior to prevent escape, and mesh screens aid in separating nontarget insects from the grasshoppers. (Image by Brian Mwashi, originally published in Sengendo et al 2021 Journal of Economic Entomology)

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