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    Author(s): T.M. Poland; P. de Groot; R.A. Haack; D. Czokajlo
    Date: 2004
    Source: Journal of Applied Entolomology. 128(9/10): 639-644.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The pine shoot beetle, Tomicus piniperda (L.) (Col., Scolytidae) is an exotic pest of pine, Pinus, spp., in North America. It is attracted strongly to host volatiles (±)-a-pinene, (+)-3-carene, and a-terpinolene. Attraction to insectproduced compounds is less clear. Other potential attractants include trans-verbenol, myrtenol, myrtenal, nonanal and a-pinene oxide. We conducted a series of field experiments to determine if any of these compounds would increase attraction of T. piniperda to a-pinene, either individually or in various combinations. None of the individual compounds increased attraction. Although several combinations that included trans-verbenol, nonanal, myrtenol, or myrtenal increased attraction, results were variable between experiments.

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    Poland, T.M.; de Groot, P.; Haack, R.A.; Czokajlo, D. 2004. Evaluation of semiochemicals potentially synergistic to a-pinene for trapping the larger European pine shoot beetle, Tomicus piniperda, (Col., Scolytidae). Journal of Applied Entolomology. 128(9/10): 639-644.


    Tomicus piniperda, attraction, a-pinene, myrtenol, myrtenal, nonanal, trans-verbenol

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