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Earthenware beetle trap, c 1851-1900.

Earthenware beetle trap, c 1851-1900.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Beetles become trapped after crawling up the traps gently sloping exterior, which leads to a hole at the top. Once they have fallen through the hole they are unable to climb back out again.

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