Japanese Beetle: A Superior Attractant, Phenethyl Propionate + Eugenol + Geraniol, 3:7:3

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Addition of geraniol and nerol, found in a commercial preparation of geraniol, to mixtures of phenethyl propionate (PEP) + eugenol significantly increased their attractancy to Popillia japonica Newman. Geraniol significantly increased attractancy more than nerol. A mixture of PEP + eugenol + geraniol, 3:7:3, was 57% more attractive to Japanese beetles than the current standard lure, PEP + eugenol, 3:7. The substitution of impure geraniol (60%) for pure geraniol in the trinary lure did not significantly decrease attractancy.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1980

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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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