The pitfall trap vane kit uses sturdy, water-proof, UV-proof, corrugated plastic in the shape of vanes for use in a bucket style pitfall trap. The AR980 vane kit should be used when trapping insects that may both fly as well as crawl, such as the red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, South American palm weevil Rhynchophorus palmarum, and beetles of the subfamily Dynastinae, including the Asiatic / Coconut rhinoceros beetle Oryctes rhinoceros. Many types of beetles are strong fliers.
The use of the AR980 vane kit plays an important role to intercept strong flying beetles in flight, and cause them to fall into the pitfall trap. Without the use of the vane kit, a typical pitfall trap may only trap the beetles which crawl into the trap, while many of the flying beetles may fly around the trap but not downwards into the pitfall trap. The vanes also have a cutout to hold ISCA's externally accessible lure receptacle, which is larger and designed to hold many more types of lures and dispensers (both solid and liquid attractants, plugs, rubber septa, tapes, wafers, sachets, capsules, insecticide strips, ISCA's ECRT and SPLAT formulations, etc. ) than other types of lure receptacles.
For areas that require an aesthetically pleasing trap that is not buried, try the AR970 ISCA Pitfall Trap.
Dimensions: 16" x 9" x 9"
Includes: Two interlocking vanes with one specialized lure receptacle.
Comes in sets of 10. Pricing is per set. Each set includes 2 vanes and 1 receptacle, use one set for each pitfall trap.
Instruction Sheet: Pitfall Trap Vanes (5-gallon buckets not included)