Origins: From Jungle to Lab.  The Story of Life's Complexity
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Light Trap

Las Cuevas is a goldmine for entomologists, biologists who study insects. They wait until dark, point a bright mercury vapor light on a white sheet, wait a short while, and the sheet is covered in an astonishing array of moths, beetles, and other winged insects. This gathering tool is known as a light trap.

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