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Record number 535785
Title Are more visible traps more effective? : Visual attraction for pest insects: a fundamental step towards optimum monitoring and mass trapping
Author(s) Tol, R.W.H.M. van; Dooremalen, J.A. van
Source Wageningen : Wageningen University & Research
Department(s) PPO/PRI Biointeractions and Plant Health
PE&RC
Publication type Web page aimed at a professional audience
Publication year 2017
Abstract Most insect traps are visually poorly attractive. Only 10-15% of the insects are actually trapped and sometimes this figure is even lower. The scents used to lure insects may effectively lure them from a distance to the trap but the visual properties of the current traps do rarely encourage them to land on the trap. This project examines the extent to which a more visible insect trap can increase the effectiveness of these traps.
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