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A Chemical Attractant for Glischrochilus quadrisignatus (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)

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Both males and females of Glischrochilus quadrisignatus (Say) were attracted to traps containing butyl acetate, a chemical component of many fruits. In field attractancy trials, butyl acetate in combination with light paraffin oil in a polyethylene bag attracted beetles longer than did other devices used to release the chemical. Over 5–12 day periods, butyl acetate was nearly as effective as some food baits commonly used to attract G. quadrisignatus, and was better than others. Chemical compounds structurally similar to butyl acetate were not as attractive to beetles. A related species, G. fasciatus (Olivier) was attracted to food baits, but not to butyl acetate.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1985

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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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