A group of terms all related to equipment used by entomologists.
Terms in this group
- Beating tray
a device for collecting insects that hide within foliage.
- Butterfly net
a common piece of equipment used by an entomologist. It is used to catch flying insects.
a clap-net is a type of butterfly net. No known example of a clap-net was thought to exist until one was discovered in 2007.
- Hand lens
a small device used by an entomologist to make it easier to see features of insects or other invertebrates.
- Insect suction sampler
a device similar to a vacuum cleaner, used for sampling insects in undergrowth.
- Malaise trap
a malaise trap is an insect trap specifically designed to collect flying insects.
- Mercury vapour lamp
a type of lamp used in moth traps.
- Moth trap
a device used to attract and capture moths which can then be studied.
a strong smelling crystalline hydrocarbon used in mothballs.
a item of collecting equipment used by biologists. Nets have a 'bag' attached to a frame at the end of a handle.
- Pinning stage
a metal or wooden block used to position specimens and labels on pins.
- Pitfall trap
a device used to trap insects that are active on the ground surface.
- Pond net
a common piece of equipment used by a biologist. The pond net is used to catch animals within water bodies such as ponds, rivers and streams.
a device used to pick up small invertebrates without harming them.
- Relaxing box
a box used to relax dead insects to enable them to be set and pinned.
- Setting board
a grooved piece of wood allowing the correct setting of winged insects, especially butterflies and moths.
a way of attracting moths to a location using a sugary liquid applied to surfaces.
- Sweep net
a type of net used to collect insects from long grass.
- Tullgren funnel
a device for extracting animals from soil or leaf litter.
- Vortis sampler
a type of insect suction sampler that is said not to harm the insects collected.
- Wine rope
a way of attracting moths. An absorbent rope or piece of fabric is soaked in a sugar and wine solution that attracts moths.
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