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Title: Wood borers attracted to turpentine in windthrown timber in northern California

Author: Wickman, Boyd E.

Date: 1969

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-195. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p

Station ID: RN-PSW-195

Description: The attraction of turpentine to wood borers under natural conditions was observed by setting up three types of traps in a stand of windthrown timber. The traps were made of hardware cloth, plywood, or pane glass Several species of wood borers and their predators were caught more consistently in downwind traps than in upwind traps. Circumstantial evidence suggests the attraction of turpentine. The wire-mesh traps proved to be the more efficient type of trap.

Keywords: attractants (chemical), turpentine, traps (insect), insect control, Buprestidae, Melonophilo gentilis, Burney , Calif

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Wickman, Boyd E.   1969.  Wood borers attracted to turpentine in windthrown timber in northern California.   Res. Note PSW-RN-195. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.

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