Farsidi, M. & Mason, L. J. (2013) Influence of food/sex pheromones on young mated cigarette beetles (Lasioderma serricorne) flight initiation. Journal of Stored Products Research, Volume 53.
Pheromone traps have been used successfully for monitoring of stored-product insects in the facilities but factors that could influence accuracy have not been fully examined. In this study, we examined the influence of lure (food for females and sex pheromone for males) on minimum flight initiation temperature (MFIT1) and percentage of 6–9 d-old mated cigarette beetles, Lasioderma serricorne (F.) that initiate flight. Temperature had a greater influence on minimum flight initiation temperature compared to food lure for young mated females or sex pheromone lure for young mated males. There was no significant effect of sex pheromone lure on the MFIT of 6–9 d-old mated male cigarette beetles nor was there a significant effect of food lure on the MFIT of 6–9 d-old mated females.Read more