Berlese samples
Flight-intercept samples
Light-trap samples
Malaise samples
Pitfall samples
Sweepnet samples

Winkler samples

ALAS Flight-Intercept Collections, 2002 Expeditions

Flight-intercept samples were taken by placing ten plastic trays beneath the center pane of a Malaise trap (Figure). Soapy water was placed in the trays. Trays were checked daily. Each day specimens were netted from the trays and accumulated in a bottle of 95% ethanol. Sampling was carried out to parallel the sample accumulating in the collection head of the Malaise trap. One sample comprised two-weeks of accumulated specimens during an expedition. On harvest, bottles were topped off (to prevent sloshing during transport) and immediately transported to the ALAS lab. The ethanol was changed once, and samples were stored in a freezer. Malaise traps 8-17 were used for flight-intercept samples. See under Malaise Traps for specific siting of the traps. There were a total of 30 samples (10 traps x 3 samples per trap). Samples are listed below. For sample 20/TN/16/029, the trays were disturbed by cows on 14 and 15 April and some material was lost on those days.

The data fields, in order, are:

Collection code
: a unique code for a collection. The "20" indicates that it is from the 2000m site (Refugio Vara Blanca), the "TN" indicates it is a flight-intercept sample, the following two numbers are the trap number (see map), and the final three-digit number is a serial number beginning with 001 for the first sample and ending with 030 for the last sample.

First collection date: First day of the sample period, in format day-month-year.

Second collection date: Day the sample was harvested.

20/TN/08/001	13-Feb-2002	21-Feb-2002
20/TN/09/002	13-Feb-2002	21-Feb-2002
20/TN/10/003	13-Feb-2002	21-Feb-2002
20/TN/11/004	13-Feb-2002	21-Feb-2002
20/TN/12/005	13-Feb-2002	21-Feb-2002
20/TN/13/006	13-Feb-2002	21-Feb-2002
20/TN/14/007	13-Feb-2002	21-Feb-2002
20/TN/15/008	13-Feb-2002	21-Feb-2002
20/TN/16/009	13-Feb-2002	21-Feb-2002
20/TN/17/010	13-Feb-2002	21-Feb-2002
20/TN/08/011	11-Mar-2002	22-Mar-2002
20/TN/09/012	11-Mar-2002	22-Mar-2002
20/TN/10/013	11-Mar-2002	22-Mar-2002
20/TN/11/014	11-Mar-2002	22-Mar-2002
20/TN/12/015	11-Mar-2002	22-Mar-2002
20/TN/13/016	11-Mar-2002	22-Mar-2002
20/TN/14/017	11-Mar-2002	22-Mar-2002
20/TN/15/018	11-Mar-2002	22-Mar-2002
20/TN/16/019	11-Mar-2002	22-Mar-2002
20/TN/17/020	11-Mar-2002	22-Mar-2002
20/TN/08/021	10-Apr-2002	21-Apr-2002
20/TN/09/022	10-Apr-2002	21-Apr-2002
20/TN/10/023	10-Apr-2002	21-Apr-2002
20/TN/11/024	10-Apr-2002	21-Apr-2002
20/TN/12/025	10-Apr-2002	21-Apr-2002
20/TN/13/026	10-Apr-2002	21-Apr-2002
20/TN/14/027	10-Apr-2002	21-Apr-2002
20/TN/15/028	10-Apr-2002	21-Apr-2002
20/TN/16/029	10-Apr-2002	21-Apr-2002
20/TN/17/030	10-Apr-2002	21-Apr-2002