Trap lure blend of pine volatiles and bark beetle pheromones for monochamus spp. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in pine forests of Canada and the United States

Daniel R. Miller, Kevin J. Dodds, Andy Eglitis, Christopher J. Fettig, Richard Hofstetter, David W. Langor, Albert E. Mayfield, A. Steven Munson, Therese M. Poland, Kenneth F. Raffa

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Abstract

In 2007-2008, we examined the flight responses of Monochamus titillator (F.) complex [M. titillator, Monochamus carolinensis (Olivier), and any possible hybrids], Monochamus scutellatus (Say), Monochamus clamator (LeConte), Monochamus obtusus Casey, and Monochamus mutator LeConte (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) to multiple-funnel traps baited with and without host volatiles and bark beetle pheromones. Experiments were conducted in mature pine (Pinus) stands in Alberta (Canada), and Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin (United States). At each location, traps were deployed in 10 replicate blocks of four traps per block. The trap treatments were: 1 ) blank control; 2) ipsenol and ipsdienol; 3) ethanol and α-pinene; and 4) a quaternary blend of ipsenol, ipsdienol, ethanol, and α-pinene. All five species or species complex of Monochamus preferred traps baited with the quaternary blend over all other treatments. The consistency of these results across such a large geographic area suggests that similar selection pressures may be acting on Monochamus spp. in pine forests, regardless of variation in stand composition and climatic conditions. Our results suggest that multiple-funnel traps baited with the quaternary blend of ipsenol, ipsdienol, ethanol, and α-pinene may be highly effective for monitoring various Monochamus spp. in pine forests of North America, and may have utility in trapping and detection programs in North America and overseas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1684-1692
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Economic Entomology
Volume106
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013

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Keywords

  • α-pinene
  • ethanol
  • ipsdienol
  • ipsenol
  • kairomone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science
  • Ecology

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Miller, D. R., Dodds, K. J., Eglitis, A., Fettig, C. J., Hofstetter, R., Langor, D. W., Mayfield, A. E., Munson, A. S., Poland, T. M., & Raffa, K. F. (2013). Trap lure blend of pine volatiles and bark beetle pheromones for monochamus spp. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in pine forests of Canada and the United States. Journal of Economic Entomology, 106(4), 1684-1692. https://doi.org/10.1603/EC13061