Evaluation of Trap Type and Color for Monitoring Hylobius Pales and Pachylobius Picivorus in Florida

  • Russell F. Mizell III
  • W. Louis Tedders

Abstract

The pyramid-shaped Tedders trap was evaluated in north Florida for capturing the root weevils, Hylobius pales (Herbst) and Pachylobius picivorus (Germar) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Weevil response to Tedders traps of several colors was compared to the Fatzinger stovepipe trap and a new traffic cone trap. Traps were baited with a 1:1 ratio of the attractants ethanol and turpentine. Black or brown Tedders traps were more effective than yellow or white traps. The Tedders trap and the cone trap were as good as or more effective and easier to use than the stovepipe trap for monitoring weevil adults. Tedders traps also captured many other species of forest insects.
Published
1999-12-01
Section
Literature Review Articles