|Chu, Chang Chi|
Submitted to: Journal of the Agricultural Association of China
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/30/2006
Publication Date: 8/1/2007
Citation: Chu, C., Chen, T., Henneberry, T.J. 2007. Attraction of frankliniella occidentalis, lygus hesperus, leaf hoppers, culex quinquefasciatus, and musca domestica to ultraviolet fluorescent light and ultraviolet emitting diode traps. Journal of the Agricultural Association of China 8 (4) 297-306.
Interpretive Summary: Studies were conducted for the attraction of selected pest insect species to white and black (ultraviolet, UV) fluorescent lights and light emitting diode UV lamps. Western lygus bugs were attracted to both UV lights in a darkroom and greenhouse condition. Western lygus bugs, western flower thrips, leaf hoppers, mosquitoes and flies were attracted to UV lights in the fields. The potential use of blacklights in greenhouses and enclosed areas is suggested.
Technical Abstract: The attraction of selected insects to ultraviolet (UV) and blue light traps was studied under laboratory darkroom, greenhouse, and field conditions. Results showed that western lygus bugs, Lygus Hesperus (Knight), were attracted to UV light traps in laboratory studies. Leaf hoppers, mosquitoes, Culex quinquefasciatus (Say), and flies were attracted to UV lights under field conditions. Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) were not attracted to UV lights under field conditions. The potential use of UV fluorescent lights for detection, monitoring, and control of western lygus bugs, western flower thrips, leaf hoppers, mosquitoes and flies in greenhouses and enclosed areas is discussed.