Protocol: Drop trapping

22 Feb 2019
Hope et al. (2012)

Drop trapping is a means of catching insects, including Culicoides biting midges, that have been feeding or are attracted to a mammalian bait animal, typically a sheep. A net is lowered or dropped down over the restrained animal, trapping insects that fly from near to or on the animal’s skin. This method sheet describes its safe use in the field environment.