Marta C. Lopes, Greg P.A. Lamarre, Christopher Baraloto, Paul V.A. Fine, Alberto Vincentini, Fabricio B. Baccaro
Methods to quantify plant-insect interactions in tropical forests may miss many important arthropods and can be time consuming and uneven in capture efficiency. We describe the Amazonas-trap, a new method that rapidly envelops the target plant for sampling arthropods. We evaluated the efficiency of the Amazonas-trap by comparing it with two commonly used sampling methods to collect arthropods from plants: the beating tray and manual collection. Samples were collected in 10 permanent plots, in the Ducke forest…
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