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Lure Effectiveness for Attracting Wood Boring Insects in Different Forest Types

Janet L. Frederick, Andrew J. Storer
View Research Poster (ppt) from the Entomological Society of America National Conference (Dec 2005)
Abstract:  A new lure has recently been developed to attract long-horned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).Several experiments were conducted to determine the effectiveness of this new lure compared with some commonly used lures, such as those releasing high doses of ethanol and alpha-pinene.  These experiments were conducted in two forest types to determine the new lures’ attractiveness to bark and wood-inhabiting insects in deciduous and coniferous forests.  Statistically significant results were obtained for long-horned beetles, bark beetles, cylindrical bark beetles and checkered beetles.
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