Leaf litter sieve

Leaf litter sieve

A leaf litter sieve is a piece of equipment used by entomologists, in particular by coleopterists (Cooter 1991, page 7) as an aid to finding invertebrates in leaf litter.

A typical leaf litter sieve consists of a gauze with holes of approximately 5 to 10mm width. The entomologist places handfuls of leaf-litter into the sieve, which is places about a white sheet or tray. The sieve is shaken, and insects are separated from the leaf litter and fall out for inspection.


* Cooter, Jonathan (1991) "A Coleopterist's Handbook" The Amateur Entomologists' Society ISBN 0-900054-53-0

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