Pitfall traps measure the activity density of ground-dwelling arthropod communities;Infall traps measure the deposition of flying insectsSticky Cards measure the amount of flying insects with distance from the shoreline.Emergence traps measure the quantity of emerging chironomids
Pitfall traps measure the activity density of ground-dwelling arthropod communities at different locations around and distances from the Myvatn lakeshore. Sampling is conducted approximately every two weeks.
Infall traps measure the deposition of flying insects (large chironomids, small chironomids, and simuliids) at different locations, and distances from the Myvatn shoreline. Timing of sampling depends on magnitude of chironomids, with more frequent sampling necessary during peak emergence. Sampling occurs at least every two weeks.
This sampling measures the amount of flying insects with distance from the shoreline of five lakes in northeast Iceland near Myvatn. The lakes are Masvatn, Vestmansvatn, Miklavatn, Botnsvatn, and Vikingsvatn. All lakes have two transects other than Vestmansvatn, which has one.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-2025982, NTL LTER. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.