Cross-Vane Panel Trap
The Cross-Vane Panel Trap is also an effective and user-friendly beetle trap that is used for pest suppression and detection programs, including the detection the presence of invasive insects by Quarantine at ports of entry. It can also be used for indoor trapping of beetles that infest stored grain and other food products.
The Cross-Vane Panel Trap consists of:
- Two (2)panels of Coroplast (corrugated plastic) 800mm x 300mm
- Two (2) Coroplast funnels 530mm diameter
- The bottom funnel and both wet and dry collection cups of the Lindgren Funnel Trap
- Cable ties, white plastic pins and trap hanger
The trap collapses flat for easy storage and transportation. When assembled, it measures 1120mm height x 440mm
The Cross-Vane Panel Trap is supplied with both wet & dry collection cups. It is adapted to tightly hold the bottom funnel and collection jars of the Lindgren Funnel Trap.
The wet trapping option helps preserve specimens and will minimize escape. For this procedure, fill about 1/3 of the collection cup with a non-toxic liquid (such as antifreeze).
The panels have holes to hang lures. There are cut-outs in the panels to allow dispersal of odours in all directions.
Australian Entomological Supplies Pty Ltd does not supply lures, pheromones or vapor tape; If required they must be purchased locally.
The capture and retention of the trap could possibly be improved by treating the panels with formulations that renders the surfaces more slippery. One such product being Fluon, however the trap efficiency may vary with product formulation and the various climatic conditions.
Field Placement: If possible, place traps in open or among non-host trees. Place traps away from trees to ensure that the traps distinctive profile is not confused with tree trunks. Place traps away from or above underbrush to position them within the beetles flight path.
EC007 Panel Trap Assembly Instructions
- Remove the trap components and lay them out on a flat surface
- Unfold the large bottom Coroplast funnel and place within the smaller rigid funnel so that the holes in the large funnel line-up with the holes in the tabs of the rigid funnel.
- Starting on the outside, thread the cable tie (provided) through the top and bottom holes in the Coroplast funnel then through the hole in the tab of the rigid funnel. Secure the cable tie loosely. Repeat the same procedure with the two cable ties. Tighten all three cable ties when done, and cut off the loose ends if desired.
- Unfold the panels into a cross and set into the slots of the funnel assembly. Push the white plastic pins (provided) halfway through the corner holes of the panels, to secure the panels to the funnel.
- Unfold the top cone and fit the panels into the four slots in the top cone.
- Attach the trap hanger to opposite holes in the corners of the panels that protrude through the top of the cone.
- Attach the collection jar to the bottom funnel.
- Hang the trap to an available support (e.g. tree branch, pole, pipe or railing) or suspend it from a rope secured to two sturdy objects (e.g. trees).
- Attach lures using the holes in the centre of panels.