Malaise Traps

The Malaise Trap, created by Swedish entomologist Dr. René Malaise in the 1930s, was introduced to the entomological community as a replacement for the traditional hand-held collecting net. The Malaise trap is an insect flight intercept trap, usually in a tent-like structure with a sloping roof and vertical baffles of mesh netting that channels flying insects, particularly those in orders Hymenoptera and Diptera, into a collecting bottle filled with a preservative solution.