Ultraviolet Radiation as an Attractant for Adult Horn Flies
Author: MORGAN, NEAL O.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 59, Number 6, December 1966 , pp. 1416-1419(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The positive phototactic response of horn flies, Haemalabia irritans (L.), to the UV and violet-blue regions of the spectrum was evaluated as a possible attractant. Fifteen and 40-watt Blacklight Blue, Blacklight, and Daylight fluorescent lamps were used as light sources in small-cage studies where only flies were present and in large-cage studies where both flies and a cow were present. At night attraction of horn flies was greatest to light from a Blacklight Blue lamp. This lamp was more attractive to the flies than a cow which was present in the cage.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 1966
- 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.
- Editorial Board
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Information for Advertisers
- Visit this journal's homepage
- ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites