Rocky Mountain Research Station Publications

RMRS Online Publication - Journal Articles, External Publications, and Special Reports
Traps and attractants for wood-boring insects in ponderosa pine stands in the Black Hills, South Dakota


Costello, Sheryl L.; Negrón, José F.; Jacobi, William R. 2008. Traps and attractants for wood-boring insects in ponderosa pine stands in the Black Hills, South Dakota. Journal of Economic Entomology. 101(2): 409-420.

Recent large-scale wildfires have increased populations of wood-boring insects in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Because little is known about possible impacts of wood-boring insects in the Black Hills, land managers are interested in developing monitoring techniques such as flight trapping with semiochemical baits. Two trap designs and four semiochemical attractants were tested in a recently burned ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex Laws., forest in the Black Hills. Modified panel and funnel traps were tested in combination with the attractants, which included a woodborer standard (ethanol and α-pinene), standard plus 3-carene, standard plus ipsenol, and standard plus ipsdienol. We found that funnel traps were equally efficient or more efficient in capturing wood-boring insects than modified panel traps. Trap catches of cerambycids increased when we added the Ips spp. pheromone components (ipsenol or ipsdienol) or the host monoterpene (3-carene) to the woodborer standard. During the summers of 2003 and 2004, 18 cerambycid, 14 buprestid, and five siricid species were collected. One species of cerambycid, Monochamus clamator (LeConte), composed 49 and 40% of the 2003 and 2004 trap catches, respectively. Two other cerambycids, Acanthocinus obliquus (LeConte) and Acmaeops proteus (Kirby), also were frequently collected. Flight trap data indicated that some species were present throughout the summer, whereas others were caught only at the beginning or end of the summer.

Keywords: Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Monochamus clamator, semiochemicals, Siricidae


About PDFs: For best results, do not open the PDF in your Web browser. Right-click on the PDF link to download the PDF file directly to your computer. Click here for more PDF help.


Download Article
http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs_other/rmrs_2008_costello_s001.pdf

PDF File Size: 235 K


Title: RMRS Other Publications: Traps and attractants for wood-boring insects in ponderosa pine stands in the Black Hills, South Dakota
Electronic Publish Date: September 25, 2008
Last Update:
September 25, 2008

RMRS Publications | Order a publication | Contact Us