European common cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha L.)

Preliminary results of attraction to green leaf odours

Z. Imrei, M. Tóth

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Abstract

A synthetic mixture of typical compounds from green-leaf odours [(3Z)-3-hexenyl acetate : (3Z)-3-hexen-1-ol : benzaldehyde : (2E)-2-hexen-1-ol : 1-hexanol; 100:20:10:1:1] or freshly damaged oak leaves (Quercus sessiliflora SALISB.) were tested for field attraction using funnel traps in Hungary. Males of the European common cockchafer Melolontha melolontha L. (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae) were significantly attracted to both baits, confirming recent findings of RUTHER et al. (2000) on the closely related M. hippocastani FABR. The phenomenon that volatiles from damaged leaves from host plants are attractive towards adult males seems to be widespread in the genus Melolontha. The present results may form a good basis for starting the development of a monitoring trap for M. melolontha.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-155
Number of pages5
JournalActa Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae
Volume48
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Melolontha melolontha
odors
Melolontha
funnel traps
leaves
Quercus petraea
benzaldehyde
Scarabaeidae
Hungary
baits
Quercus
host plants
traps
acetates
Coleoptera
monitoring

Keywords

  • Attractant
  • Coleoptera
  • Field trapping
  • Green-leaf odours
  • Melolontha melolontha
  • Melolonthinae
  • Scarabaeidae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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