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Yellow Pan Traps as an Additional Gadget for Collecting Sandhopper Amphipods


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1 Zoological Survey of India, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata 700 053, India
2 Department of Life Sciences, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan 384 265, India
 

Yellow pan traps (YPTs) or Moericke traps are known for their efficiency to catch a wide variety of insects, including herbivores and predators1,2. These colour traps work on the principle that yellow colour attracts insects3. An isolated sampling event is described in this study, where sandhopper amphipods were collected in large numbers, in YPTs, originnally set for collecting insects. Amphipods under order Amphipoda of subphylum Crustacea are classified into four groups – palustral talitrids, beachfleas, sandhoppers and landhoppers4.
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Authors

K. Rajmohana
Zoological Survey of India, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata 700 053, India
J. N. Trivedi
Department of Life Sciences, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan 384 265, India

Abstract


Yellow pan traps (YPTs) or Moericke traps are known for their efficiency to catch a wide variety of insects, including herbivores and predators1,2. These colour traps work on the principle that yellow colour attracts insects3. An isolated sampling event is described in this study, where sandhopper amphipods were collected in large numbers, in YPTs, originnally set for collecting insects. Amphipods under order Amphipoda of subphylum Crustacea are classified into four groups – palustral talitrids, beachfleas, sandhoppers and landhoppers4.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18520/cs%2Fv117%2Fi12%2F1949-1950