Increasing horse fly (Diptera: Tabanidae) catch in canopy traps by reducing ultraviolet light reflectance.
Application of UV Killer, a commercially available product which reduced ultraviolet reflectance from cloth fabrics, increased the catch of tabanids in canopy traps by 24% and in CO2-baited traps by 30%. Catch decreased as ultraviolet reflectance increased during the experiment.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Journal of medical entomology
Hribar, L., Leprince, D., & Foil, L. (1991). Increasing horse fly (Diptera: Tabanidae) catch in canopy traps by reducing ultraviolet light reflectance.. Journal of medical entomology, 28 (6), 874-877. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmedent/28.6.874