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University of Saskatchewan - Ducks Unlimited Canada Pitfall Trap Collection (USASK-DUCP)

The DUCP collection contains arthropods caught in pitfall traps from the summers of 2018, 2019, and 2021.Traps were placed along a 150m transect with traps located at 0m, 75m, and 150m. There were two transects per site: one starting from the field margin and one begining at a praire pothole edge.   Sites sampled include five seeded grasslands, four native prairies, five canola fields, three barley fields, and two wheat fields located within 100km of Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Collection Manager: Sean Prager,, +13069668359 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-4708-9618)
Collection Manager/Curator: Georgiana Antochi-Crihan,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f9951f51-587a-45d2-af7e-8bff7d9f7453
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cite this collection:
University of Saskatchewan - Ducks Unlimited Canada Pitfall Trap Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: f9951f51-587a-45d2-af7e-8bff7d9f7453) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-04-24).
Collection Statistics
  • 107,423 specimen records
  • 107,423 (100%) georeferenced
  • 10 (0.01%) with images (62 total images)
  • 15 (0.01%) identified to species
  • 112 families
  • 9 genera
  • 7 species
  • 7 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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