Anonymous asked in Home & GardenOther - Home & Garden · 1 decade ago

What kind of bait could be used to attract insects?

I have to collect insects for school, and, especially dragonflies are hard to catch, even though there's a ton of them around. Is there anything in the house, maybe sugar or something that will attract stuff like dragonflies, wasps, butterflies, etc?

If this is in the wrong section, I apologize. I never have had to ask something like this.

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  • Jim W
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    1 decade ago
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    Insects eat different things research the food for each type. If you use a plastic bottle with the top cut off and inverted into it, you can make a trap. For yellowjackets, some raw meat in the bottle will attract them. You will need to be able to kill the insects maybe a spray. A banana peel should get fruit flies, sugar or syrup will get you houseflies. Dragonflies are predators, they eat waterborne insects do some research. Good luck.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Use an apple or fruit. And some fruit juice maybe too?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Watermelon, sliced.

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