Canadian Forest Service Publications

The Impact of Trap Type and Design Features on Survey and Detection of Bark and Woodboring Beetles and Their Associates: A Review and Meta-analysis. 2016. Allison, J.D.; Redak, R.A. Annual Review of Entomology.

Year: 2016

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 37259

Language: English

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DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ento-010715-023516

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A large literature on the survey and detection of forest Coleoptera and their associates exists. Identification of patterns in the effect of trap types and design features among guilds and families of forest insects would facilitate the optimization and development of intercept traps for use in management programs. We reviewed the literature on trapping bark and woodboring beetles and their associates and conducted meta-analyses to examine patterns in effects across guilds and families and observed the following general patterns: 1) panel traps were superior to multiple-funnel traps, 2) bark beetles and woodborers were captured in higher numbers in traps treated with a surface treatment to make them slippery than untreated traps, 3) panel and multiple-funnel traps equipped with wet cups outperformed traps with dry cups, 4) black traps were superior to white and clear traps, and 5) purple traps were as good or superior to green traps for Agrilus spp.