Field screening for attractants of scarab (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) pests in Hungary

M. Tóth, M. G. Klein, Z. Imrei

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In field screening tests conducted on selected pest scarabaeids in Hungary, Epicometis (Tropinota) hirta (subfamily Cetoniinae) was attracted to traps baited with either cinnamyl alcohol or trans-anethol. In some tests attraction was also detected to phenethyl alcohol or cinnamyl acetate. In other tests, adults of Cetonia aurata aurata and Oxythyrea funesta (subfamily Cetoniinae) also were attracted to trans-anethol, while the ternary mixture of phenethyl propionate, eugenol and geraniol attracted Potosia cuprea (subfamily Cetoniinae). Some attraction of Valgus hemipterus (subfamily Valginae) to cinnamyl alcohol also was observed. All of the above species are pests of more or less economic importance in Hungary. The attractant chemicals discovered in the present study will form a starting point for the development of effective attractants for the respective pest scarab species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-331
Number of pages9
JournalActa Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2003



  • Attractant
  • Cetonia aurata
  • Cetoniinae
  • Cinnamyl alcohol
  • Coleoptera
  • Epicometis (Tropinota) hirta
  • Oxythyrea funesta
  • Potosia cuprea
  • Scarabaeidae
  • Trans-anethol
  • Valginae
  • Valgus hemipterus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Insect Science

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