Methods for collecting and preserving medically important arthropods

  • M. W. Service


Many different methods have been devised for collecting medically important insects, some of which are very simple while others are more complicated and make use of ingenious traps. Certain methods can be used to collect a wide variety of insects while others are designed specifically to collect insects of a particular kind. It is not the intention in this chapter to describe in detail the numerous collecting methods used by specialists, but to provide simple guidelines so that the non-specialist can collect medically important arthropods and forward them to medical entomologists and other specialists for identification.


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