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Volume 69, Issue 10


Attraction of ambrosia beetles to ethanol baited traps in a Slovakian oak forest

Juraj Galko / Christo Nikolov / Troy Kimoto / Andrej Kunca / Andrej Gubka / Jozef Vakula / Milan Zúbrik / Miroslav Ostrihoň
  • Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Protection and Game Management, Technical University in Zvolen, T.G. Masaryka 24, 960 53, Zvolen, Slovakia
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Published Online: 2014-11-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-014-0443-z


The attractiveness of ultra high release ethanol lures to ambrosia beetles in Slovakian oak forests was tested from 2010 to 2012. A total of 24,705 specimens were captured during this three year period with Xyleborinus saxesenii (Ratzeburg, 1837) representing 49.28% (12,174 specimens) of the total. Other dominant species captured in the traps were Anisandrus dispar (F., 1792) (27.84%), Xyleborus monographus (F., 1792) (9.72%) and Trypodendron signatum (F., 1792) (6.04%). During this experiment, Xylosandrus germanus (Blandford, 1894) was detected for the first time in Slovakia with an increase in capture each year (19, 40 and 77 specimens, respectively). Flight period for ambrosia beetles in Slovakia occurs from the beginning of April through the end of September. This is the first time that ethanol baited traps were deployed in Slovakian oak forests and the lures were an effective tool for monitoring native and non-native ambrosia beetles.

Keywords: ambrosia beetles; ethanol; oak; Quercus; trap; lures

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