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Trap for carrion beetles, baited with a feeder rabbit. This is for a study that examines community composition of dung and carrion beetles in both the presence and absence of mesopredators

Trap for dung beetles, baited with coyote dung. This is for a study that examines community composition of dung and carrion beetles in both the presence and absence of mesopredators

Using a lift to wrap detonation cord around a longleaf pine tree. This is to simulate a lightning strike.

Kier about to detonate the cord

Rearing boxes where we put sections of logs from the detonated tree. We took logs from various heights (0m, 5m, 10m, and 15m) to compare differences in what beetles emerge.

Kier and Ben in a lift to examine lightning struck trees

Showing the UGA Rx Fire Course bark beetles (and bark beetle predators) in a recently fallen tree

Members of the entomology lab showing off their shirts

Green lynx spider Peucetia viridans preying upon a cloudless sulphur butterfly Phoebis sennae

Members of the lab representing The Jones Center at Ichauway at the Entomological Society of America’s 2019 annual meeting in St. Louis

 

Lindgren funnel trap to compare beetle activity in salvaged and unsalvaged areas following Hurricane Michael

 

A bark beetle predator Thanasimus dubius preying upon a bark beetle

Traps to compare beetle activity in salvaged and unsalvaged areas following Hurricane Michael

Traps to compare beetle activity in salvaged and unsalvaged areas following Hurricane Michael

Traps to compare beetle activity in salvaged and unsalvaged areas following Hurricane Michael

Just some of the diversity of insects found at Ichauway

UV trap to collect insects at night

Traps that are part of a longterm arthropod monitoring effort (TABS)

A Malaise trap that is part of a longterm arthropod monitoring effort (TABS)

These logs are for a study examining the interaction between termites and fire on wood breakdown

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Panorama view of a UV trap to collect insects at night

A gem from the TABS project! This is an adult male glowworm