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Attraction of nontarget insects to a monofluoro analog of methyl eugenol in California
- Dowell, Robert V., Jang, Eric B.
- The Pan-Pacific entomologist 2016 v.92 no.2 pp. 79-85
- Cantharidae, Cerambycidae, Chrysomelidae, Empis, Lauxaniidae, Miridae, Mordellidae, Mycetophilidae, Pyralidae, Scatopsidae, Syrphidae, insects, methyl eugenol, California
- This study evaluated the attraction of insects previously shown to be attracted to methyl eugenol to a monofluorinated analog of methyl eugenol. Orchesia Latreille, 1807 (Coleoptera: Melandryidae), an Empis Linneaus, 1758 (Diptera: Empididae) and six Syrphidae (Diptera) (Allograpta obliqua (Say,1823), Blera scitula Williston, 1881, Hadromyia pulchra Williston, 1882, Ferdinandea Rondani, 1884, Melanosoma mellinum (Linnaeus, 1758) and Platycheirus LePeleteier & Serville, 1828) previously shown to be attracted to methyl eugenol were found to be attracted to the monofluorinated methyl eugenol analog. Three additional Diptera: Syrphidae. Dasysyrphus Enderlien ,1938, Pseudoscaeva diversifasciatus Knab, 1914 and Blera humeralis Williston, 1882) were deemed to be attracted to the monofluorinated methyl eugenol. A number of insects attracted to methyl eugenol were not attracted to monofluorinated methyl eugenol including Diptera in Lauxaniidae, Scatopsidae, Mycetophilidae, and Drosphilidae, Lepidoptera in Noctuidae,Tortricidae and Pyralidae, a Hemiptera in Miridae, and Coleoptera in Chrysomelidae, Cantharidae, Cerambycidae, Elataeridae and Mordellidae.