Monitoring and detecting the cigarette beetle (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) using ultraviolet (LED) direct and reflected lights and/or pheromone traps in a laboratory and a storehouse

Takahisa Miyatake, Tomoyuki Yokoi, Taro Fuchikawa, Nobuyoshi Korehisa, Toru Kamura, Kana Nanba, Shinsuke Ryouji, Nagisa Kamioka, Mantaro Hironaka, Midori Osada, Takahiko Hariyama, Rikiya Sasaki, Kazutaka Shinoda

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Abstract

The cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne (F.), is an important stored-product pest worldwide because it damages dry foods. Detection and removal of the female L. serricorne will help to facilitate the control of the insect by removal of the egg-laying populations. In this manuscript, we examined the responses by L. serricorne to direct and reflected light in transparent cube (50 m3) set in a chamber (200 m3) and a stored facility with both direct and reflected UV-LED lights. The study also examined the responses by the beetles to light in the presence or absence of pheromone in traps that are placed at different heights. Reflected light attracted more beetles than the direct light in the experimental chamber, but the direct light traps attracted more beetles than the reflected light traps in the storehouse. Pheromone traps attracted only males; UV-LED traps attracted both sexes. The UV-LED traps with a pheromone, i.e., combined trap, attracted more males than UV-LED light traps without a pheromone, whereas the attraction of UV-LED traps with and without the pheromone was similar in females. The results suggest that UV-LED light trap combined with a sex pheromone is the best solution for monitoring and controlling L. serricorne.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2551-2560
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Economic Entomology
Volume109
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Cigarette beetle
  • Direct light
  • LED trap
  • Reflected light
  • Stored-product pest

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Ecology
  • Insect Science

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Miyatake, T., Yokoi, T., Fuchikawa, T., Korehisa, N., Kamura, T., Nanba, K., Ryouji, S., Kamioka, N., Hironaka, M., Osada, M., Hariyama, T., Sasaki, R., & Shinoda, K. (2016). Monitoring and detecting the cigarette beetle (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) using ultraviolet (LED) direct and reflected lights and/or pheromone traps in a laboratory and a storehouse. Journal of Economic Entomology, 109(6), 2551-2560. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/tow225