An improved female-targeted semiochemical lure for the European Corn Borer Ostrinia nubilalis Hbn

M. Tóth, I. Szarukán, A. Nagy, T. Ábri, V. Katona, S. Korösi, T. Nagy, A. Szarvas, S. Koczor

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Abstract

The addition of synthetic 4-methoxy-2-phenethyl alcohol to the known attractant phenylacetaldehyde synergized attraction of the European corn borer Ostrinia nubilalis, the blend invariably catching 3 to 5 times more than phenylacetaldehyde on its own. Highest catches were recorded by the 1:1 blend. Both females and males were attracted, supposedly in the natural sex ratio of the local population. This improved bisex O. nubilalis attractant could be more efficient and more suitable for detection and monitoring purposes than previously know lures, making possible to draw more reliable plant protection decisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-254
Number of pages8
JournalActa Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

Keywords

  • 4-methoxy-2-phenethyl alcohol
  • Bisex attractant
  • Monitoring
  • Phenylacetaldehyde
  • Trapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Insect Science

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