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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