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Leptraps continues to design and develop new products for both amateur and professional entomologist. All of these products have been field tested and designed to be rugged and durable. Leptraps quality is exceptional.

                    

We have a new Shadow Bottom Tropics Bait Traps. These are specifically designed for the tropics. 12 inch diameter and 42 inches tall with a cone top. The cylinder is made of two different materials, the bottom third is a dark Green polyester cloth and the top two thirds are made of mosquito netting.

This combination is designed for butterflies. Butterflies will fly up into the light. When a butterfly enters the trap to visit the bait, the area is shaded, however, when the butterfly finishes feeding it will always fly up into the light. Seldom will the entrapped butterfly return to the bait. (For additional information and pricing , Click Here )

The Slotted Pan Type bait trap consists of a 15" Screen Cylinder made of Lumite Screen and a Plastic 24" Zipper for access to the entrapped insects. The Lumite Screen is and HDPE woven screen green in color. Insects, birds and small rodents cannot chew through the screen. The top is a weather resistant green cloth with a 6" shroud/skirt of the same material. The Shroud/Skirt procive a hiding place for moths and 10" diameter and 4" deep annealed aluminum pan with four slots, 5/8" Wide  by 6" Long near the top of the pan. These slots provide access to the bait in the pan. The slots are large enough to allow large Catocala moths and Black Witches into the trap. Because the slots are vertical, the trap is virtually escape proof. (For additional information and pricing Click Here )


The bottom of the trap is HDPE plastic with a hole that the Slotted Pan is inserted into. A belt with a loop is attached to the top of the cylinder. A 3" diameter ring is attached through the belt loop for the rope to suspend the trap.

BAIT TRAP: SLOTTED PAN

TROPICS BAIT TRAP: SHADOW BOTTOM

RAIN DRAIN SPLATTER GUARD

The Flow Through Rain Drain prevents rain water from entering the trap. However, during heavy down pours, the rain entering the trap would splatter when contacting the screen of the rain drain. To prevent the splatter from contacting entrapped specimens a 2 inch collar was added to the top of the Rain Drain Tube. This design change in currently an option.

CAN HANGER: ½ PINT CANS WITH WICKS

Ethyl Acetate is heavy than air and settles to the bottom of the trap. To increase the effectiveness of the Ethyl Acetate, Can Hangers are now available to suspend the ½ pint cans with wicks above the sorting screens there by increasing the effectiveness of the Ethyl Acetate. The Can Hangers are suspended from the top edge of the pail.

THE COLOR GREEN: AN ALTERNATIVE

Typically, the color of Pail and the Top Cap of a Leptraps Light Trap has always been white. As a no cost option, you can now get the Pail and the Top Cap in Green.