David R. Britton
davidb at uow.edu.au
Tue May 20 03:03:38 EDT 1997
In article <970519193213_1357638379 at emout06.mail.aol.com>,
Jungletour at AOL.COM wrote:
> I have worked extensively with different baits for attracting butterflies in
> the South American tropics but I have only used a white sheet and mercury
> vapor light for attracting moths. Is the sugaring mixture used in conjunction
> with a black/mercury vapor light and how is it best applied?
> Also, the recipes mentioned in recent posts appear to contain excellent
> ingredients for attracting neotropical butterflies. Have you used either of
> these baits for this purpose? Are beetles attracted to the baits as well?
> I will be leading a group of people to the Peruvian Amazon on a natural
> history tour and as one of the many interesting activities, I would like to
> get the group involved in utilizing a variety of baits and we will be keeping
> detailed records on the insect activity at each baiting site. For anyone
> interested on joining along on this eco-adventure, please contact me directly
> for more information. We will be departing for Iquitos Peru on September 13th
> and you have the option of returning on the 20th or 27th.
> Jim Hanlon
> Rainforest Adventures
> 10603 Rose Avenue
> Los Angeles, CA 90034
> Tel/Fax: (310) 839-1504
> E-Mail: Jungletour at aol.com
This reminds me of the rather nauseous baits used by some coleopterists
which include the excrement of animals, including that of the two-legged
variety. At least it is easy to obtain, but who gets to clean the traps!
David R. Britton, Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 2522.
Ph.(61-42) 21 3436,Fax.(61-42) 21 4135
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