Front-Mounted Motorcycle Net for Mass Collection of Clover Insects
Authors: Ellsbury, Michael M.; Davis, Frank M.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 75, Number 2, April 1982 , pp. 251-253(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A front-mounted insect collection net, powered by a motorcycle, was designed for mass collection of clover insects, particularly the clover head weevil, Hypera meles (F.). The new design eliminated contamination of collections with fire ants and improved collection efficiency by permitting passage of the net ahead of the motorcycle. Comparison of numbers of insects from timed collections made with trawl, sweep, and front-mounted nets indicated that significantly more insects were collected with the front-mounted net than with the other nets. Since beneficial insects and pests other than H. meles also were easily collected in large numbers, the front-mounted net should be valuable to researchers requiring greater quantities of these insects than could be efficiently collected with sweep nets.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1982-04-01
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