Phenethyl esters of cyclopropanecarboxylic, propenoic, and bromoacetic acids when mixed with eugenol were highly attractive to Popillia japonica Newman. Although a substantial variation in the average beetle catch was occasionally observed when these lures were compared with the standard lure, phenethyl propionate (PEP) + eugenol (7:3), all were statistically as attractive as the standard. The saturated analogue of PEP, 2-cyclohexylethyl propionate, when mixed 7:3 with eugenol was significantly less attractive than the 7:3 standard lure. However, when mixed 5:5 or 9:1 with eugenol the attraction of the mixture equalled that of the standard.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 1981
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