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Water traps

Water trap, Kongsfjord.Contents of trap, largely non-biting midges.Water traps are similar to pitfall traps but consist of a salt solution filled tray placed on the surface. The water film is attractive to flying insects which will often get stuck in the water. White is a commonly used colour that catches a wide range of flying insects.

White water trap dish. August 2009, Kongsfjord.Blue tray.Yellow tray