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A Nomura-hoihoi used for collecting necrophagus Staphylinoids in Amami-oshima Is.

 A similar style of collecting by Nomura-hoihoi was introduced in the French textbook of insect collecting, "Guide de l'entomologist" (Guy Colas, 1948) as shown the figure below.

A similar collecting method to Nomura-hoihoi shown in the French textbook of insect collecting published in 1948.

 The other similar method is used in Japan as a removing method of pests since long time ago in Japan.

 The following figure shows a trap for pest hornet, "Suzumebachi-hoihoi" which means a trap of Vespa. "Suzumebachi-hoihoi" is made by a pet bottle (1.5-2.0l) with one or two entrance(s) in upper part to which grape juice is filled 1/4-1/5. "Suzumebachi-hoihoi" is used in construction of the road, or in working for forestry. It can be used for childs' fieldwork on nature study.

A "Suzumebachi-hoihoi" used in rest house for road construction.

 Though, Nomura-hoihoi was invented separating from these two cases. It was born in a work of the project surveying insect fauna of the new campus of Kyushu University in Itoshima, Fukuoka City in 1994.

The survey site of the new campus of Kyushu University in Itoshima in 1994.

 After many and various trials, Nomura-hoihoi was redesigned to the recent style. But, it doesen't become still a popular method among insect collectors. It should be redesigned again and again along insect collectors' needs.

 The information shown above was already published in some papers in Japanese entomological journals.

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