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
sticky traps; monitoring traps; pitfall traps; blunder traps (Australian)
Resources and Citations
- ISCA Tech: Monitoring Traps
- M. Gilberg, Monitoring Ahtrenus verbasci in museum collections using a sex pheromone lure, WAAC 71(2) 1995
- AMOL reCollections Glossary - http://amol.org.au/recollections/7/b/htm