Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Malaise trap in the forest

The Malaise trap is set up in the forest of the San Gabriel Mountains. This is the West Fork site about 1 and 2/10 mile from the locked gate. The trap is about five meters from the River water's edge. So far, moths, flies, spiders, grasshoppers, mosquitoes, midges, wasps, and black flies have found their way up into the head of the trap. I will collect one more sample from this area before I move it to the next site in the North Fork.

The drop traps in the area are collecting ants, wasps, beetles, flies, an occational baby lizzard, moths and lots of spiders.

What could be the differences between the Ventura Marsh at Mugu and the Riparian brush in the Mountians?

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