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Title: Ipsenol and Ipsdienol Attract Monochamus titillator (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) and Associated Large Pine Woodborers in Southeastern United States

Author: Miller, D. R.; Asaro, C.;

Date: 2005

Source: J. Econ. Entomol. 98(6): 2033-2040

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: We determined the responses of the southern pine sawyer, Monochamus titillator (F.) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), to the pheromones (ipsenol, ipsdienol, and lanierone) used by pine engraver beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in the southeastern United States. (±)-Ipsenol, (±)- ipsdienol, or a combination increased catches of M. titillator in Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, and North Carolina. Catches of Acanthocinus obsoletus (Olivier) (Cerambycidae) were increased by (±)-ipsenol and (±)-ipsdienol in Florida and North Carolina, whereas only (±)-ipsenol was attractive in Georgia. (±)-Ipsenol and (±)-ipsdienol were attractive to Pachylobius picivorus (Germar) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Florida, whereas only (±)-ipsdienol was active in Louisiana. In Florida, catches of M. titillator, A. obsoletus, and P. picivorus were greatest in traps baited with both (±)-ipsenol and (±)-ipsdienol. In Louisiana, catches of the woodborer Chalcophora virginiensis (Drury) Buprestidae) were increased by (±)-ipsenol. Lanierone did not affect trap catches of the aforementioned species. The combination of (±)-ipsenol and (±)-ipsdienol may be a cost-effective lure for these four species because we found no evidence of interruption in attraction to baited traps, and the cost of the lure combination is relatively low.

Keywords: Monochamus titillator, Acanthocinus obsoletus, ipsenol, ipsdienol, trap lure

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Miller, D. R.; Asaro, C. 2005. Ipsenol and Ipsdienol Attract Monochamus titillator (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) and Associated Large Pine Woodborers in Southeastern United States. J. Econ. Entomol. 98(6): 2033-2040

 


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