Effects of bark beetle pheromones on the attraction of Monochamus alternatus to pine volatiles

  • Authors: Fan, Jian-Ting; Miller, Daniel; Zhang, Long-Wa; Sun, Jiang-Hua
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Insect Science 17:553-556


We evaluated the attraction of Monochamus alternatus Hope (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Dryocoetes luteus Blandford and Orthotomicus erosusWollaston (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to multiple-funnel traps baited with the pine volatiles, ethanol and (+)-a-pinene and the bark beetle pheromones, ipsenol and ipsdienol. M. alternatus were attracted to traps baited with ethanol and (+)-a-pinene but not those baited with ipsdienol and ipsenol. Ipsdienol and ipsenol decreased catches of M. alternatus in traps baited with ethanol and (+)-a-pinene. Traps baited with either binary combinations of ethanol and (+)-a-pinene or ipsdienol and ipsenol were attractive to D. luteus and O. erosus. The addition of ipsenol and ipsdienol to traps baited with ethanol and (+)-a-pinene synergized attraction of O. erosus but not D. luteus.

  • Citation: Fan, Jian-Ting; Miller, D.R.; Zhang, Long-Wa, Sun, Jiang-Hua. 2010. Effects of bark beetle pheromones on the attraction of Monochamus alternatus to pine volatiles. Insect Science 17:553-556.
  • Keywords: bark beetle pheromones, Dryocoetes luteus, Monochamus alternatus, Orthotomicus erosus, pine volatiles
  • Posted Date: April 14, 2011
  • Modified Date: May 4, 2011
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