Use of odour-baited sticky boards to trap tabanid flies and investigate repellents

Martin J R Hall, R. Farkas, John E. Chainey

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Abstract

Tabanid flies were captured in a sheep pasture in Hungary using black plastic boards (30 X 30 cm), coated with an adhesive sheet, which were either unbaited or baited with ethane-ethiol or Swormlure-4. Five species of tabanid were caught, of which Tabanus tergestinus was caught in the greatest number (87% of 192). The sex ratio of T. tergestinus on unbaited boards was not statistically significantly different to equality. However, on baited boards, males were significantly more numerous, probably due to a repellent effect of the odours on female tabanids. Because of the importance of repellents in tabanid control, this result encourages the exploration of a wider range of compounds as tabanid repellents than are used at present. Sticky boards offer a simple technique for trapping both sexes of tabanids, especially males, which are poorly represented in many tabanid traps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-245
Number of pages5
JournalMedical and Veterinary Entomology
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998

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Keywords

  • Horsefly
  • Hungary
  • Repellents
  • Tabanidae
  • Traps

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Use of odour-baited sticky boards to trap tabanid flies and investigate repellents. / Hall, Martin J R; Farkas, R.; Chainey, John E.

In: Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Vol. 12, No. 3, 07.1998, p. 241-245.

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