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#1 2008-04-11 04:03:25

schultmay
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Name: Barbara Ismay
Registered: 2008-02-14
Posts: 135

Flies in winter

Another method of finding flies in winter, in particular early in the year, is to use a suction sampler in large tussocks. This enables you to find many overwintering insects, in particular flies and beetles.

A suction sampler is a converted leaf blower, by using the suction funtion, but fix a net bag over the tube. This means that the flies etc get caught in the net bag and can then be taken out by using a pooter. Care must be taken that the net bag does not get sucted into the motor.

Good luck.

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