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Title: Emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) attraction to stressed or baited ash trees
Author: McCullough, Deborah G.; Poland, Therese M.; Anulewicz, Andrea C.; Cappaert, David.;
Source: Environmental Entomology. 38(6): 1756-1764.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), has killed millions of ash (Fraxinus sp.) trees in North America since its discovery in Michigan in 2002. Efficient methods to detect low-density A. planipennis populations remain a critical priority for regulatory and resource management agencies. We compared the density of adult A. planipennis captured on sticky bands and larval density among ash trees that were girdled for 1 or 2 yr, wounded, exposed to the stress-elicitor methyl jasmonate, baited with Manuka oil lures, or left untreated. Studies were conducted at four sites in 2006 and 2007, where A. planipennis densities on untreated trees ranged from very low to moderate.
Keywords: trap tree, detection methods, methyl jasmonate, Manuka oil, girdled trees
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McCullough, Deborah G.; Poland, Therese M.; Anulewicz, Andrea C.; Cappaert, David. 2009. Emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) attraction to stressed or baited ash trees. Environmental Entomology 38: 1668-1679.
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