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1 August 2014 Development and Evaluation of a Trapping System for Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the United States
M. E. Nehme, R. T. Trotter, M. A. Keena, C. McFarland, J. Coop, H. M. Hull-Sanders, P. Meng, C. M. De Moraes, M. C. Mescher, K. Hoover
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Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), commonly known as the Asian longhorned beetle, is an invasive wood-boring pest that infests a number of hardwood species and causes considerable economic losses in North America, several countries in Europe, and in its native range in Asia. The success of eradication efforts may depend on early detection of introduced populations; however, detection has been limited to identification of tree damage (oviposition pits and exit holes), and the serendipitous collection of adults, often by members of the public. Here we describe the development, deployment, and evaluation of semiochemicalbaited traps in the greater Worcester area in Massachusetts. Over 4 yr of trap evaluation (2009–2012), 1013 intercept panel traps were deployed, 876 of which were baited with three different families of lures. The families included lures exhibiting different rates of release of the male-produced A. glabripennis pheromone, lures with various combinations of plant volatiles, and lures with both the pheromone and plant volatiles combined. Overall, 45 individual beetles were captured in 40 different traps. Beetles were found only in traps with lures. In several cases, trap catches led to the more rapid discovery and management of previously unknown areas of infestation in the Worcester county regulated area. Analysis of the spatial distribution of traps and the known infested trees within the regulated area provides an estimate of the relationship between trap catch and beetle pressure exerted on the traps. Studies continue to optimize lure composition and trap placement.

M. E. Nehme, R. T. Trotter, M. A. Keena, C. McFarland, J. Coop, H. M. Hull-Sanders, P. Meng, C. M. De Moraes, M. C. Mescher, and K. Hoover "Development and Evaluation of a Trapping System for Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the United States," Environmental Entomology 43(4), 1034-1044, (1 August 2014). https://doi.org/10.1603/EN14049
Received: 26 February 2014; Accepted: 1 May 2014; Published: 1 August 2014
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