Monthly Archives: April 2016

Ramp traps: A simple design

Together with a group of undergraduate students, I am comparing the trapping efficiency of standard pitfall cups and ramp traps. Preliminary results suggest that the ramp traps perform quite well. They catch a similar diversity of insects and don’t trap … Continue reading

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Ramp v. Pitfall

Part of the Hopland┬áBioblitz effort is comparing two styles of traps for ground active arthropods, ramp traps and pitfall traps. There is a lot more sorting and identifying to do, but the tenebrionid catch visually appears to tell us something. … Continue reading

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Hopland REC’s blind silverfish brought to light at the bioblitz

    The recent Hopland Bioblitz was a chance to really dig in and sample insects. One exciting find was a wee beastie in a family of silverfish that is very little-known in California. These blind soil-dwellers were only recently … Continue reading

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Participate in our bioblitz online

Please share: You can participate remotely! Our big Hopland scientific bioblitz is this weekend (9-10 April, with some events on the 8th) and I look forward to seeing some of you there. If you can’t make it to HREC, there … Continue reading

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