How to make a pitfall trap
Set up a pitfall trap to carry out a small-scale survey of the insects in your garden.
Published: March 31, 2015 at 11:04 am
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Bury a plastic pot (such as a yoghurt pot) into the ground, so the rim is at ground level.
Include a few leaves as hiding places, but low down so beetles can’t climb out.
Position some stones around the rim, and a piece of wood on top to keep the rain out.
Check the trap the next day and note what you see. Release the insects afterwards.
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