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Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Abstracts from Urban Ecology Center 2016

Urban Ecology Center
1500 E. Park Pl
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Year: 2016
Teacher(s): Lainet Garcia-Rivera

Methods of Insect Collection in Three Bridges Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Vivian M, Loralei M, Beatrix M, Gwenivere M, Olivia H, Anastasia R

We choose three different sites in Three Bridges Park to test four different methods of insect collection: pitfall trap with bait (chicken) and without bait, sweep netting and branch shaking. The purpose of the study is to get ready for a future project to know which method of insect collection yields the greatest diversity of insects. We found that the pitfall trap with chicken collected the largest amount of insects, but sweep netting collected the greater diversity. 

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