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An improved coattractant for pheromone trapping of Carpophilus spp. (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)

James, D.G. and Moore, C.J. and Faulder, R. and Vogele, B. (1998) An improved coattractant for pheromone trapping of Carpophilus spp. (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Australian Journal of Entomology, 37 (4). pp. 357-361.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-6055.1998.tb01596...

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Abstract

Fermenting apple juice (FAJ) contained within polyacrylamide granules was an effective pheromone coattractant for Carpophilus davidsoni in trapping experiments conducted in stone fruit orchards in southern New South Wales. Fermenting apple juice-baited traps captured as many beetles as traps baited with the 'standard' coattractant fermenting bread dough (FBD), either alone or in combination with aggregation pheromone.

Increasing the interval of FAJ replacement to 2 weeks instead of 1 week, as is necessary for FBD, did not reduce trapping efficiency. Replacement of FAJ every three weeks did not affect captures of C. davidsoni in one experiment but did reduce captures of Carpophilus mutilatus.

In a second experiment, captures of C. davidsoni were also reduced. Fermenting apple juice contained within polyacrylamide granules replaced at fortnightly intervals is an effective, convenient and practical pheromone coattractant for Carpophilus spp.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:© Blackwell Publishing Inc.
Keywords:Aggregation pheromones; coattractants; dried fruit beetles; trapping.
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects
Science > Physiology > Insect biochemistry
Deposited On:14 Nov 2005
Last Modified:18 Apr 2011 21:57

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