Short-range horizontal disruption by verbenone in attraction of mountain pine beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) to pheromone-baited funnel traps in stands of lodgepole pine

  • Authors: Miller, Daniel R.
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: J. Entomol. Soc. Brit. Columbia 99, December 2002 p. 103-105

Abstract

Verbenone interrupted the attraction of mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, to baited multiple-funnel traps at a distance of <4 m. Catches of beetles in traps placed 24 m from traps with verbenone were not significantly lower than catches in control traps. These results are consistent with the short-range phenomenon of "switching" exhibited by mountain pine beetle in the formation of a spot infestation in stands of lodgepole pine.

  • Citation: Miller, Daniel R. 2002. Short-range horizontal disruption by verbenone in attraction of mountain pine beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) to pheromone-baited funnel traps in stands of lodgepole pine. J. Entomol. Soc. Brit. Columbia 99, December 2002 p. 103-105
  • Keywords: Dendroctonus ponderosae, Coleoptera, Scolytidae, verbenone, antiaggregation pheromone, multiple funnel trap
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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