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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: PROTECTION OF SUBTROPICAL AND TROPICAL AGRICULTURE COMMODITIES AND ORNAMENTALS FROM EXOTIC INSECTS

Location: Subtropical Horticulture Research

Title: Diversity of Ambrosia Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Attracted to Avocado, Lychee, and Essential Oil Lures

Authors
item Kendra, Paul
item Sanchez, Jorge
item Montgomery, Wayne
item Niogret, Jerome
item Okins, Katherine -

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.

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