Journal Article

Comparison of Three Liquid Lures for Trapping Social Wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Gerald S. Wegner and Kyle K. Jordan

in Journal of Economic Entomology

Volume 98, issue 3, pages 664-666
Published in print June 2005 | ISSN: 0022-0493
Published online September 2014 | e-ISSN: 1938-291X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/0022-0493-98.3.664
Comparison of Three Liquid Lures for Trapping Social Wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

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Two citrus-based sodas and a known wasp attractant were compared in a field trial to assess their attractiveness to local nuisance wasp species. The wasps captured included Vespula germanica (F.), Vespula maculifrons (Buysson), Vespula vulgaris (L.), Vespula flavopilosa Jacobson, Vespula squamosa (Drury), Dolichovespula maculata (L.), Polistes fuscatus (L.), Polistes metricus Say, and Polistes dominulus (Christ). Wasps in the genus Vespula were present in significantly higher numbers in traps than Dolichovespula and Polistes. Both citrus soda products were superior to the isobutanol–acetic acid mixture as attractants for almost all of the wasp species.

Keywords: yellowjackets; paper wasps; vespids; social wasps; lures

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