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Preliminary test of booby-trapping for control of two cerambycids

Author(s):

Jimmy R. Galford

Year:

1979

Publication type:

Research Note (RN)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Northeastern Research Station

Source:

Research Note NE-284. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.

Description

Small 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.

Citation

Galford, 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.

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