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Acta Amazonica

Print version ISSN 0044-5967On-line version ISSN 1809-4392

Acta Amaz. vol.12 no.1 Manaus Mar. 1982 


Tabanidae (Diptera) da Amazônia, I — Uma nova armadilha suspensa e primeiros registros de mutucas de copas de árvores

José Albertino Rafael1 

Inocêncio de Sousa Gorayeb2 

1 Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Manaus

2 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém


A new method for capturing tabanids and other Insects in the canopy and other tree strata, the "Suspended Trap", is described here. Its advantages and some comparative aspects with other methods are discussed, and a list is presented of horse-flies captured using the new method in treetops near Manaus and Belém, Brazil.

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