Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/15/2014
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: "Tabanidae, adults, flight behavior, aspirator, mirrors". Adult Chrysops vittatus have been difficult to collect. Two new techniques have been developed based on their flight behavior. The first technique utilizes a power aspirator. It was observed that the adults of this species will attack moving vehicles, especially the sideview mirror. Therefore, a device was developed consisting of dual power aspirators which will collect adults from both sideview mirrors simultaneous as the vehicle is moving. The second technique is to use an inverted MM-X trap. It was observed that the adults will not be caught a normally oriented MM-X trap, but readily enters an inverted trap.