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An automated, adjustable-interval insect trap includes a plurality of individual cards having a surface coated with insect adhesive to capture insects. The cards are received on trays having wheels that engage a series of four parallel guide rails. By operation of a positioning mechanism, the trays carrying the cards are moved along the guide rails, one at a time, into an insect capturing position for a selected time interval. The positioning mechanism includes a timer, a drive motor, an axle operatively connected to the drive motor and a series of spaced fan plates mounted on the axle at longitudinally spaced positions. The plates function to sequentially pass the trays under the force of gravity along the guide rails as the axle is rotated by the drive motor.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
Liu, Yongbiao and Haynes, Kenneth F., "Automated Adjustable Interval Insect Trap" (1994). Entomology Faculty Patents. 6.