Optimization of a chemical attractant for Epicometis (Tropinota) hirta Poda

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Abstract

In field trapping tests in Hungary cinnamyl alcohol (3-phenyl-2-propen-1- ol) and trans-anethole [(1-methoxy-4-(1-propenyl)benzene)] attracted significantly more adult Epicometis (Tropinota) hirta (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae) when presented together in the same bait compared to the single compounds Best attraction was recorded by a 1:1 mixture. Addition of other common floral scent compounds, i.e. 3-methyl eugenol, 4-methoxy-cinnamaldehyde, anisylacetone, β-ionone, cinnamyl acetate, cinnamic aldehyde, eugenol, indole, 2-phenylethanol or phenylacetaldehyde did not influence catches. The binary cinnamyl alcohol/trans-anethole bait described in this study is recommended for use in traps of E. hirta for agricultural purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-292
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences
Volume59
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

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Keywords

  • Cinnamyl Alcohol (3-phenyl-2-propen-1-ol)
  • Epicometis (Tropinota) hirta
  • trans-Anethole [(1-Methoxy-4-(1-propenyl)benzene)]

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry

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Optimization of a chemical attractant for Epicometis (Tropinota) hirta Poda. / Tóth, Miklós; Schmera, Dénes; Imrei, Zoltán.

In: Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences, Vol. 59, No. 3-4, 03.2004, p. 288-292.

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