Canadian Forest Service Publications

Trap Deployment Along Linear Transects Perpendicular to Forest Edges: Impact on Capture of Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). 2018. Allison, J.; Strom, B.; Sweeney, J.; Mayo, P. Journal of Pest Science:

Year: 2018

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 39233

Language: English

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DOI: 10.1007/s10340-018-1008-7

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Forests provide important ecosystem services and as human population levels increase the need for these services is expected to as well. Management plans for forest ecosystems often target the prevention and mitigation of disturbances that threaten these services. Exotic insects are an increasingly important disturbance agent in terms of ecological and economic impacts, particularly large woodborers in the family Cerambycidae. In North America semiochemical-baited traps are important components of detection, survey and management programs. This study looked at the effect of trap location along a horizontal edge – forest gradient with traps deployed in forest clearings adjacent to forests, at the forest – clearing edge and in the forest. Nine species were captured in high enough numbers for analysis and significant effects of trap location relative to the edge were observed in all but one. Three patterns of edge effects were observed. In general Acmeops proteus proteus was more abundant at the edge than in the forest interior; male and female Monochamus mutator and Monochamus scutellatus were more abundant in the clearing adjacent to the forest than in the forest; and Anelaphus pumilus, Euderces pini, Neoclytus acuminatus, male and female Monochamus carolinensis and female Monochamus titillator were more abundant in the forest than the adjacent clearing.