Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 9, 2010
Publication Date: July 26, 2010
Citation: Kendra, P.E., Sanchez, J., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Okins, K.3. 2010. Diversity of Ambrosia Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Attracted to Avocado, Lychee, and Essential Oil Lures. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. Technical Abstract: Field trapping studies conducted in north-central Florida for the redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus) captured numerous non-target ambrosia beetles, providing information on species diversity and relative abundance. Traps (Lindgren and sticky) baited with essential oil lures (manuka and phoebe) or freshly cut bolts of avocado and lychee wood attracted 17 species of Scolytinae, including 5 species of Xyleborus. Xyleborus glabratus comprised 75% of the captures in a mixed pine-oak-redbay forest with advanced stages of laurel wilt.