Bug zappers

Robin Leech releech at telusplanet.net
Mon Oct 30 18:58:10 EST 2000

Doing something like evaluating the insects zapped might make a good MSc
thesis, no?
Robin Leech
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kondla, Norbert FOR:EX" <Norbert.Kondla at gems3.gov.bc.ca>
To: "'lepsl'" <leps-l at lists.yale.edu>; "'altabugs'"
<albertabugs at majordomo.srv.ualberta.ca>
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 12:05 PM
Subject: BUGS: Bug zappers

> I am referring to those interesting contraptions with lights that attract
> flying insects and then fry them with electricity.  I share the concern
> about pointless killing of large numbers of non-biting insects by these
> villainous devices but have never seen any published or unpublished data
> that describes the carnage.  Anyone have any citations or personal
> observations to share on this topic? Maybe we can get the anti-collectors
> and anti-releasers to spend some energy on criticizing something that
> may be a serious issue for insect conservation :-)
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Norbert Kondla  P.Biol., RPBio.
> Forest Ecosystem Specialist, Ministry of Environment
> 845 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 1H3
> Phone 250-365-8610
> Mailto:Norbert.Kondla at gems3.gov.bc.ca
> http://www.env.gov.bc.ca


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