Influence of Pheromone Trap Color in Capturing Lesser Peachtree Borer and Peachtree Borer Males

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Traps capturing significantly more lesser peachtree borer, Synanthedon pictipes (Grote and Robinson), males were solid red, solid green, solid orange, and black with yellow strips. White was consistently a poor trap color. No significant differences were noted between color combinations of red and white, but as the proportional amount of white was increased, the mean number of captures decreased. There were no significant differences in captures between red and black traps and among traps which had these colors arranged in different combinations.

More peachtree borer, S. exitiosa (Say), males were caught in black traps and the least number in white traps. Red and black combination traps had more peachtree borer males in those with a surface area painted one-half or more black.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1979

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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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