Multispecies trapping of six pests of scots pine in Sweden and Poland

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Multispecies sex pheromone trapping (trapping of more than one species in the same trap) for the pine shoot moth Rhyacionia buoliana , the pine moth, Dendrolimus pini , the nun moth, Lymantria monacha , the pine beauty moth, Panolis flammea and the pine sawflies Diprion pini and Neodiprion sertifer was evaluated. The catch from traps baited with the pheromone of a single species was compared with the catch from traps baited with pheromones for several species. The catch in the multispecies traps was significantly reduced in comparison with the single species traps for Dendrolimus pini , L. monacha and N. sertifer . Neodiprion sertifer was most likely inhibited by the Diprion pini pheromone. A follow-up study of Dendrolimus pini and L. monacha showed no pheromonal interference between them. Further studies are needed to evaluate the feasibility of multispecies monitoring. However, for practical applications a slight decrease in catch, due to pheromonal interference, could probably be tolerated as long as the catch reflects total population density.


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  • Zoology
  • Biological Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-216
JournalJournal of Applied Entomology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch

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