While I’m not associated with this project (although I’m very much hoping to participate), I wanted to let everyone know about a stink bug-centric citizen science project coming out of my alma mater, Mizzou. Check out the website for more information here: https://www.thegreatstinkbugchallenge.org/
Stink bug in California is a local name for pinicate and darkling beetles (which aren’t even bugs!). But outside of here, it’s pretty universally applied to the true bugs that are the subject of this challenge.
Question - If we choose to participate (for me that is impossible for at least the next 6 mo.) do we get supplied with the pheromone/trap? And how specific is the pheromone? If it’s a sticky trap, how do we identify the bugs? Without a microscope?
And, to be pedantic, “Data is collected weekly” should be ‘the data will be collected weekly’ or ‘the data are collected weekly’. Sorry, I’m feeling like a nit picker today!