Evaluation of the efficacy of different traps in capturing apple blossom beetle (Epicometis hirta (Poda, 1761)) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)


Yasar B. , Uysal O.

TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, cilt.37, ss.169-177, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.169-177

Özet

This study was conducted to determine the most effective traps for capturing Epicometis hirta (Poda, 1761) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) on the flowers of plum and pear trees in Yalvac county of Isparta province in 2010. Different blue plastic traps (Sticky plate trap, funnel plus water and large bowl plus water) and also an attractant containing cinnamyl alcohol, trans - anethol, dipropylene glycol and 2 - propanol, 1, 1 - oxybis as a commercial preparation were used in the present study. Four different selected sites were chosen for each plum and pear orchard. The most individuals were captured in third pear orchard site followed by fourth pear orchard site. The highest number of beetles was captured by the blue funnel water traps with attractant in the pear orchards. The most individuals were captured in the fourth and second orchards in plum and pear, respectively. The highest number of beetles were captured by the blue funnel plus water traps with attractant in both plum and pear orchards. Result of our study showed that using of a blue funnel trap with an attractant is an effective biotechnical method for controlling Epicometis hirta on various trees when insecticide cannot be applied during the blooming period.