Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Collecting Tachinidae

Posted by sd on 10-06-2013 18:48
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I have used the method and it can work not just for Tachinidae but for other families and other orders. Try not to make surfaces too wet or you are more likely to attract bees and wasps. Use a misting bottle which gardeners use for a fine spray. Experiment with the ingredients to see what works best in your local conditions. Straight cola is the simplest (not Diet!) and will not need to be made up each day. Large leaves in dappled shade are often the best spot, but again experiment.
Its also a great method for close- up photography as the insects are too busy feeding to notice the camera.

Steve