Blacklight as an Attractant to European Chafer Beetles1
Authors: TASHIRO, H.; TUTTLE, E. L.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 52, Number 4, August 1959 , pp. 744-746(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Fluorescent blacklight that radiates energy at 3,200 to 3,800 angstroms was highly attractive to adults of the European chafer Amphimallon majalis (Raz.). Traps containing these lights captured up to 70 times as many beetles as the most attractive chemically baited traps when exposed to very low populations late in the 1958 season. Light-traps caught beetles on nights when none were seen in flight. Chemically baited traps captured beetles only during a 30-minute period at sundown, whereas beetles were captured by light traps during a 9-hour period throughout the night. Chemically baited traps require an open situation, but light-traps were more efficient when placed near trees to which beetles flew. Contrary to the action of chemically baited traps, light-traps caught more females than males.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1959-08-01
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