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1 April 2012 Efficacy of Fluon Conditioning for Capturing Cerambycid Beetles in Different Trap Designs and Persistence on Panel Traps Over Time
Elizabeth E. Graham, Therese M. Poland
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Abstract

Fluon PTFE is a fluoropolymer dispersion applied as a surface conditioner to cross-vane panel traps to enhance trap efficiency for cerambycid beetles. We describe the results of three experiments to further optimize cerambycid traps of different designs and to test the effect of Fluon over time. We tested Fluon with Lindgren funnel and panel traps fitted with either wet or dry collection cups on catches of cerambycid beetles and how the effect of Fluon on panel traps persisted. Fluon-treated funnel traps with wet collection cups captured ≈6× more beetles than the untreated funnel traps with wet collection cups. Untreated funnel traps with dry collection cups did not capture any beetles; however, Fluon-treated funnel traps with dry collection cups captured an average of four beetles per trap. Fluon-treated panel traps with wet collection cups captured ≈9× more beetles than untreated panel traps with wet collection cups. Fluon-treated panel traps with dry collection cups captured ≈11× more beetles than untreated panel traps with dry collection cups. The effect of Fluon on capturing cerambycid beetles did not decline after use in one or two field seasons. There was no significant difference in the number of beetles captured in freshly treated panel traps compared with traps that had been used for 1 or 2 yr. Fluon-treated traps captured nine species that were not captured in untreated traps. Conditioning both Lindgren funnel and panel traps with Fluon enhances the efficacy and sensitivity of traps deployed to detect exotic cerambycid species, or for monitoring threatened species at low population densities.

© 2012 Entomological Society of America
Elizabeth E. Graham and Therese M. Poland "Efficacy of Fluon Conditioning for Capturing Cerambycid Beetles in Different Trap Designs and Persistence on Panel Traps Over Time," Journal of Economic Entomology 105(2), 395-401, (1 April 2012). https://doi.org/10.1603/EC11432
Received: 22 December 2011; Accepted: 25 January 2012; Published: 1 April 2012
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Cerambycidae
Fluon
pheromone trap
wood-boring insect
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