AE  Vol.2 No.2 , April 2014
A Modified Shannon Trap for Use in Forensic Entomology
ABSTRACT
The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of a modified Shannon trap to capture adult insects that are involved in cadaveric decomposition processes. The Shannon trap proposed here is composed of a thin fabric tent with a top formed by a transparent bottle containing a compartment filled with alcohol gel on which the captured insects are affixed. The trap was effective both for weather resistance and the quantity, quality and diversity of insects caught.

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Cavallari, M. , Baltazar, F. , Carvalho, E. , Muñoz, D. and Tolezano, J. (2014) A Modified Shannon Trap for Use in Forensic Entomology. Advances in Entomology, 2, 69-75. doi: 10.4236/ae.2014.22012.
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