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Development of an Attractant-Baited Trap for Oxythyrea funesta Poda (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae)

  • József Vuts EMAIL logo , Zoltän Imrei and Miklós Tóth

In electroantennographic tests isosafrol, methyl salicylate, (±)-lavandulol, geraniol, (E)-anethol, and β-ionone evoked the largest responses from antennae of female or male Oxythyrea funesta (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae) adult beetles. In field trapping tests in Hungary the 1: 1 blend of (±)-lavandulol and 2-phenylethanol attracted significantly more adult O. funesta than the single compounds. The addition of (E)-anethol, a previously described attractant for the species, was without effect. There was no difference in the responses of male or female beetles. The binary 2-phenylethanol/(±)-lavandulol bait described in this study is recommended for the use in traps of O. funesta for agricultural purposes.

Received: 2008-2-12
Revised: 2008-4-24
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 2008-10-1

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