Please see below for a selection of images from the project so far.
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Cocoa - flowers
Manual pollination of a cocoa flower
Successfully pollinated flower with a young pod just starting to develop
Cocoa - sites and trees
A farm site in Trinidad
Healthy young cocoa trees
Young cocoa trees in a sunnier, more open location
Malaise trap - works by using the visual cues of the black and white fabric to direct flying insects into the collecting bottle
McPhail trap, using synthetic cocoa flower odours to sample insects
Static suction trap - this is suspended in a tree in runs from a small battery. Uses a gentle suction process to collect small flying insects such as flies, parasitoid wasps and small beetles.
A different Ceratopogonid species with patterned wings
Female Ceratopogonid of one of the hairier genera