A Comparison of Insect Traps Equipped with 6- and 15-Watt Blacklight Lamps

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In recent years entomologists have made increasing use of selfdraining, omnidirectional light traps (Taylor et al. 1956) equipped with 15-watt blacklight (BL) fluorescent lamps (1950 fluorens).3 Three years' experience with such a trap in Wisconsin has shown it was satisfactory for collecting many nocturnal species. In 1958 a study was conducted near Arlington, Wisconsin, comparing this trap with a smaller self-draining omnidirectional unit equipped with a 6-watt blacklight lamp (570 fluorens).

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1959

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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