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Light response by Frankliniella occidentalis to white fluorescent light filtered through color films and ultraviolet- and blue light-emmiting diodes

Author:
Chu, C.C., Chen, T.Y., Natwick, E.T., Fitzgerald, G., Tuck, S., Alexander, P., Henneberry, T.J.
Source:
Southwestern entomologist 2005 v.30 no.3 pp. 149
ISSN:
0147-1724
Subject:
Frankliniella occidentalis, insect attractants, white light, fluorescent lighting, ultraviolet radiation, blue light, trapping, sticky traps
Abstract:
Western flower thrips (WFT), Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande), are economic pests worldwide. A study was conducted to obtain efficacy data to help develop traps for monitoring WFT population variations in the field and greenhouses. Spectral responses were determined using blue sticky card (BC) traps equipped with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in the field and a parti-colored light array (PLA) system in the laboratory under darkroom conditions. BC traps equipped with ultraviolet (UV) LEDs were more attractive to this thrips as compared with blue LEDs. Distances from the point of thrips release to the PLA affected the number of thrips caught independently of trap color.
Agid:
50555
Handle:
10113/50555