Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 19, 2011
Publication Date: July 25, 2011
Citation: Kendra, P.E., Niogret, J., Montgomery, W.S., Sanchez, J., Pena, J.E., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2011. Efficacy of essential oil lures for detection of redbay ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. 7/25/2011. Technical Abstract: The redbay ambrosia beetle (RAB) is a wood borer that vectors laurel wilt, a lethal vascular disease of trees in the Lauraceae, including avocado. Field tests and chemical analyses were conducted with commercial lures of manuka oil and phoebe oil to (1) compare efficacy of lures for capture of RAB, (2) compare captures in Lindgren funnel traps versus sticky traps, (3) evaluate lure longevity in Florida, and (4) determine release rates of putative attractants.