Eugenol-Related Attractants for the Northern Corn Root worm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

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Field tests with yellow sticky traps baited with 10% concentrations (wt/wt) of selected eugenol-related substances disclosed that two compounds, isoeugenol and 2-methoxy-4-propylphenol, were comparable in attractancy with eugenol to Diabrotica barberi Smith and Lawrence. Because the primary structural differences between the three lures lies only in the arrangement and degree of saturation of their hydrocarbon side chains, these characteristics did not seem to be factors in the degree of their attractancy to D. barberi. Similar compounds in which the methoxy and hydroxyl groups on the ring elements were replaced or rearranged, however, were not attractive to the insect.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1984

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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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