[Syrphidae] Yellow pan traps

Doug Yanega dyanega@pop.ucr.edu
Mon, 30 Apr 2001 13:54:09 -0700

>Is there a
>commercially available yellow pan that would solve this problem?

In the US, the most attractive yellow bowls commercially available -
determined by a LOT of field testing - are the SOLO brand yellow bowls,
code PSB2Y. Very good for Syrphids and Chalcidoids. Solo bowls are
ubiquitous picnic supplies, but the color selection varies a lot seasonally
and regionally, so we custom-ordered a case of the yellow ones direct from
the manufacturer in Urbana, IL.

Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
phone: (909) 787-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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