Rose Chafer (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): Improved Attractants for Adults


Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 83, Number 1, February 1990 , pp. 111-116(6)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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In the years 1982-1985, more than 60 compounds were evaluated in comparison to the standards valeric acid and hexanoic acid for attractancy to adult rose chafers, Macrodactylus subspinosus (F.), under field conditions. Many new, effective lures were discovered, including octyl butyrate; nonyl butyrate; 1-nonanol, a binary mixture of valerie and hexanoic acids (1:1); and the trinary valerie acid + hexanoic acid + octyl butyrate (1: 1:1). Trap color was proven to influence beetle attractancy; white traps were superior to yellow traps.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1990

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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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