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1 September 2010 Traps Baited with Isopropanol Attract the American Carrion Beetle, Necrophila americana (L.) (Coleoptera: Silphidae)
Michal Reut, Brian Cowell, Maciej A. Pszczolkowski
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Abstract

Field experiments showed that females and males of the American carrion beetle, Necrophila americana (L.), are attracted to 45% isopropanol. Numbers of beetles caught in isopropanol-baited Baker traps reflect differences between microhabitats monitored with this lure. Results also suggest that in addition to utilizing the ground as microhabitat, N. americana explores tree canopies.

Michal Reut, Brian Cowell, and Maciej A. Pszczolkowski "Traps Baited with Isopropanol Attract the American Carrion Beetle, Necrophila americana (L.) (Coleoptera: Silphidae)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 64(3), 230-234, (1 September 2010). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-64.3.230.8
Received: 27 August 2009; Accepted: 27 May 2010; Published: 1 September 2010
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Baker trap
forensic entomology
habitat
Tree canopy
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