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Beating

Insects living amongst foliage can be collected with a beating sheet. This is a square of white cloth held flat by rigid struts. The sheet is held under dense foliage which is struck with a stick to dislodge the insects. This method is especially good for beetles and sucking bugs.

Using a beating sheet Using a beating sheet

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