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Preliminary Tests with Liquid Bait in Japanese Beetle Traps

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Abstract:

The bait for Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) traps as usually prepared loses its effectiveness upon exposure in the field. In an attempt to devise a method of maintaining the attractiveness of the geraniol and eugenol over a considerable period of time, these substances were vaporized by means of wicks of various lengths placed in small bottles containing the attractive agents. The results indicated that when wicks of a certain size were used in traps of two types, more beetles were captured than in check traps containing the bran-molasses mixture with the attractants added.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1933

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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