i have the car battery contraption as well, i love running lights but to this day i have had my best luck driving around and hitting dusk to dawn lights. if i could, i'd run a couple dozen black lights and drape an entire woods w/ sheets .
pitfall traps are productive and checking road kill is always a riot too
For some reason I never have any luck with pit fall traps. I set it up with a container in the center and 4 boards that run to the container to funnel any insect coming by into the container. I then place a board over the top and weigh it down with a rock. I will also try different baits too, but even that has showed no results. How do you set up your pit fall traps?
Nice uv trap - brings back fond memories. I used to sugar trees late afternoon in a path that was a .5 to 1 hour walk. It produced some pretty good results, too. I also had a tent affair over my light so I wouldn't fry incoming buggys.
Has anyone ever used the beetle trap where you set up a screen mesh somewhere and then line the bottom of the net with pans. The clumsy beetle is supose to fly into the net and fall into the pans of liquid. I made one, but I have not tested it out yet.
Also has anyone ever made any underwater traps because I would like to try and make one.
minnow traps will do the job for underwater traps big water scavenger beetles and the occasional toe biter often show up in those - but check frequently or leave partially exposed to avoid drowning snakes and frogs.