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1 August 2009 Comparison of Three Types of Traps Baited with Sexual Pheromones for Ambrosia Beetle Megaplatypus mutatus (Coleoptera: Platypodinae)in Poplar Plantations
Hernán Funes, Eduardo Zerba, Paola González Audino
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Megaplatypus mutatus (Coleoptera: Platypodinae ) is an ambrosia beetle native to South America that only attacks standing live trees and is a serious problem for commercial poplar (Populus L.; Salicaceae) plantations in Argentina. The development of traps baited with synthetic pheromones that can be used for monitoring M. mutatus in infested poplar plantations is an important goal in preventive programs. Pioneer male M. mutatus emit a pheromone composed mainly by ( )-sulcatol and sulcatone. In the current study, we tested their release rates from several polymeric reservoir systems, to develop and manufacture a pheromone-releasing device. The efficacy of three different types of traps was evaluated in the field. Single funnel traps equipped with cross-vanes (CIPEIN-CV) captured significantly more insects than multiple funnel traps (LINDGREN) and simple funnel traps (CIPEIN-F).

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Hernán Funes, Eduardo Zerba, and Paola González Audino "Comparison of Three Types of Traps Baited with Sexual Pheromones for Ambrosia Beetle Megaplatypus mutatus (Coleoptera: Platypodinae)in Poplar Plantations," Journal of Economic Entomology 102(4), 1546-1550, (1 August 2009). https://doi.org/10.1603/029.102.0419
Received: 23 March 2009; Accepted: 1 May 2009; Published: 1 August 2009
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