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1 June 2005 Comparison of Three Liquid Lures for Trapping Social Wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
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Two citrus-based sodas and a known wasp attractant were compared in a field trial to assess their attractiveness to local nuisance wasp species. The wasps captured included Vespula germanica (F.), Vespula maculifrons (Buysson), Vespula vulgaris (L.), Vespula flavopilosa Jacobson, Vespula squamosa (Drury), Dolichovespula maculata (L.), Polistes fuscatus (L.), Polistes metricus Say, and Polistes dominulus (Christ). Wasps in the genus Vespula were present in significantly higher numbers in traps than Dolichovespula and Polistes. Both citrus soda products were superior to the isobutanol–acetic acid mixture as attractants for almost all of the wasp species.

Gerald S. Wegner and Kyle K. Jordan "Comparison of Three Liquid Lures for Trapping Social Wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)," Journal of Economic Entomology 98(3), 664-666, (1 June 2005). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-0493-98.3.664
Received: 2 December 2004; Accepted: 1 February 2005; Published: 1 June 2005
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