The CROSSTRAP® is a trap to stop coleopterans during flight. It is the latest generation in cross-vane forest traps. This trap is product of an R&D project (University of Murcia - ECONEX) aimed at developing traps and attractants for forest pests.
Coleopterans such as Ips typographus, Ips sexdentatus, Dendroctonus rufipennis, Dendroctonus pseudotsugae, Dendroctonus ponderosae, Dendroctonus frontalis, Dendroctonus brevicomis, Monochamus galloprovincialis, Orthotomicus erosus, Scolytus scolytus, Scolytus multistriatus, Tomicus piniperda, Tomicus destruens, Trypodendron lineatum.
The trap consists of a 33 cm diameter polypropylene lid with a central carabiner attached to a steel spring. Two reinforced PVC vanes are held in place by four steel springs in the lid’s upper section. They are used as elements of dynamic suspension, serving as shock absorbers against the force of the wind exerted on the trap. This way, avoiding its breakage in the forest. The vanes are attached at the bottom to a 30 cm diameter polypropylene funnel. At the bottom of the funnel is the CROSSTRAP® WET COLLECTION CUP, attached to it with metal screws. The PVC vanes, funnel and collection cup are treated with a slippery film to significantly increase captures and prevent the pests from escaping. The collection cup has a capacity of approximately 2 litres and a drainage system in the upper section to prevent it from filling with rainwater. Its measurements are 12,5 cm diameter x 19 cm high. Wet captures allow for the correct identification of insects. It is therefore recommended to fill the collection cup with 10 ml of propylene glycol diluted to 10 or 20%, or if applicable, use car anti-freeze. This liquid serves both to kill the captured insects, as well as a preserving them, as long as it has not been diluted by too much rain, in which case it should be replaced.
POSITIONING AND USE:
The traps should be suspended horizontally with a rope in-between two trees or from one of the branches, taking care that the traps do not come into contact with the tree trunks. The height of the installed trap is not of importance, as long as the collection cup does not touch the ground or any other object. A metal support designed specifically for this purpose is also available: ECONEX CROSSTRAP® SUPPORT (Code: TA147).
The traps are activated by hanging the attractant diffusers from one of the holes of the PVC vanes.
The unfolded trap measures 33cm in diameter x 146cm high. When folded, it measures 33cm diameter x 40 cm high which facilitates transportation.
The CROSSTRAP® MINI WITH WET COLLECTION CUP can last for up to 7 years, due to the trap’s structure and highly resistant components.
OBSERVATIONS: This product is sold in boxes of 8 units, but through this virtual store you can buy the ones you need without having to buy a box.