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Preliminary test of booby-trapping for control of two cerambycidsAuthor(s): Jimmy R. Galford
Source: Research Note NE-284. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionSmall aluminum "boats" containing cotton saturated with lindane were glued to elytra of female red oak borers and locust borers and the beetles released into cages or onto trees. Males attempting to mate with booby-trapped females contacted the insecticide and died. However, females also became contaminated in mating attempts and soon died.
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CitationGalford, Jimmy R. 1979. Preliminary test of booby-trapping for control of two cerambycids. Research Note NE-284. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
Keywordsred oak borer, locust borer, insecticide
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