Robert W. H. M. Tol, Melanie M. Davidson, Ruth C. Butler, David A. J. Teulon, Willem Jan Kogel
Abstract:'Lure-and-infect' is an insect pest management strategy with high potential but so far there are few examples of its application. Using traps as surrogates for auto-dissemination devices, we tested the attractiveness to naturally occurring thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) of three trap types differing in colour and structure, with and without the thrips lure methyl isonicotinate (MI), and sticky plate traps as a control. The aim was to find more effective traps that could be further developed into devices for …
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