Re: [beemonitoring] Sampling Method for Emerging Ground-nesting Bees
- Yes I have one that I used for my master's research and some other suggestions. It worked very well for me and my needs. It is a bit involved to explain so why don't you call me at 540-635-0041.
MariaOn Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 7:01 PM, bugguy89 <bugguy89@...> wrote:
Does anyone know of a reliable way to capture bees as they emerge from an area of substrate? I'm considering a sort of modified malaise trap, but I'd appreciate any suggestions.
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From: karen@... <karen@...>;
To: bugguy89 <bugguy89@...>;
Subject: Re: [beemonitoring] Sampling Method for Emerging Ground-nesting Bees
Sent: Mon, Jan 9, 2012 5:33:43 PM
I used home-made emergence traps over a Centris aggregation. I used
hardware cloth folded into a cone with a 1m area and a 1 inch hole at the
top. I covered this cone with weed cloth and used garden stakes to hold
the whole thing down. Then used clearish plastic paint cups over the cone
with bailing wire to hold the whole thing together. All supplies from
home depot. These lasted a year and a half and I collected Centris,
Diadasia, Agapostemon, Mutilla, Ericrosis, and other insects. Good luck,
> Hi Folks,
> Does anyone know of a reliable way to capture bees as they emerge from an
> area of substrate? I'm considering a sort of modified malaise trap, but
> I'd appreciate any suggestions.
> Doug Sponsler
> Department of Entomology
> The Ohio State University