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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: Host-based attractants for the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

Authors
item Kendra, Paul
item Montgomery, Wayne
item Sanchez, Jorge
item Niogret, Jerome
item Pena, Jorge -
item Epsky, Nancy
item Heath, Robert

Submitted to: Entomological Society of America Regional Meetings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 8, 2010
Publication Date: March 22, 2011
Citation: Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Sanchez, J., Niogret, J., Pena, J.E., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2011. Host-Based Attractants for the Redbay Ambrosia Beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) . Entomological Society of America Regional Meetings. 2011.

Technical Abstract: The redbay ambrosia beetle (RAB) is an exotic wood-borer that vectors the fungus responsible for laurel wilt, a lethal vascular disease of trees in the Lauraceae, including avocado. There is a critical need for effective attractants to detect and control the spread of RAB. We report results of field and lab studies to identify host-based attractants for RAB.

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