A device used to attract and retain insects. Insect traps are used to monitor the number and type of insects in an environment. Various insect traps include sticky traps, light traps, pitfall traps, and pheromone traps. Bait, such as food or pheromones, attracts the insects, then either the trap configuration or adhesives, insecticides, electricity are used to retain or kill the insects.
Synonyms and Related Terms
blunder traps (Australian)
ISCA Tech: Monitoring Traps
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- External source or communication Comment: WAAC, M. Gilberg, Monitoring Ahtrenus verbasci in museum collections using a sex pheromone lure, WAAC 71(2) 1995
- Website address 1 Comment: AMOL reCollections Glossary - http://amol.org.au/recollections/7/b/htm