Japanese Beetles: Attractancy of Mixtures of Lures Containing Phenethyl Propionate and Eugenol

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Traps baited with lures containing equal volumes of phenethyl propionate (PEP), anethole, geraniol, phenethyl butyrate (PEB), and methyl cyclohexanepropionate were mixed with eugenol (30%) and exposed as trinary, quaternary or quinary lures in 2 tests in an area near Wooster, OH, infested with PoPillia japonica Newman. Mixtures containing PEP + eugenol + geraniol and PEP + eugenol + geraniol + PEB captured 50% more beetles than the standard lure. Geraniol alone seemed to enhance attractancy since PEB imparted no increase in attractancy when mixed with PEP and eugenol.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 15, 1975

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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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