Thread subject: Diptera.info :: tabanidae
Posted by Tony T on 01-03-2007 21:49
Susan R Walter wrote:
The entertainment value for passers by seems fairly high - perhaps another commercial opportunity there? :p
I've just bought a car, having not had one for 10 years, and I will of course be conducting a series of experiments this year to establish the attractiveness of light metallic green Scenics to Tabanidae.:D
You'd be surprised at the responses. A couple of these out in a marsh has led to the locals thinking UFO's have landed. Cattle and horses like to rub themselves against the frame - with disasterous consequences (for the trap!), black bears like to play with the ball, equally disasterous. In the USA a friend has his black balls used as targets for trigger-happy riflemen.
Green cars are useless, trade it in for a black mpodel.