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Monitoring and Biosurveillance Tools for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)

Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA 31793, USA
USDA-ARS, Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
USDA-ARS, Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, WV 25430, USA
Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65201, USA
Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA
Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
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Insects 2018, 9(3), 82;
Received: 31 May 2018 / Revised: 29 June 2018 / Accepted: 2 July 2018 / Published: 8 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Insect Monitoring and Trapping in Agricultural Systems)
Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) is an invasive pest of numerous agricultural crops with an increasing global distribution. Finding simple and reliable monitoring tools for H. halys agricultural and surveillance programs is imperative. In 2016, we compared standard pyramid traps to clear sticky cards attached atop wooden stakes and evaluated two commercially formulated lures (Trécé and AgBio) with low and high rates of the H. halys aggregation pheromone (PHER) and pheromone synergist (MDT) at 12 sites (low: 5 mg PHER + 50 mg MDT; high: 20 mg PHER + 200 mg MDT). In 2017, we reevaluated lure efficacy using only the clear sticky traps at six locations. Sites were classified as having low, moderate, or high relative population densities of H. halys in 2016, and as very low or low densities of H. halys in 2017. Although clear sticky traps captured fewer adults and nymphs than pyramid traps, their captures were generally correlated at all population levels indicating that clear sticky traps can reliably monitor H. halys presence and relative abundance regardless of relative population density. During both years, adult and nymphal captures were significantly greater in traps baited with Trécé lures than with AgBio lures. Captures were greater in traps baited with high loading rate lures for each lure type, and with the exception of traps baited with AgBio lures at high relative density sites in 2016, H. halys captures in traps with low and high loading rates of each lure type were correlated for both years. Comparison of yellow and clear sticky cards indicated they performed equally, but yellow cards captured more nontargets. In summary, clear sticky traps attached atop wooden posts and baited with H. halys pheromone and pheromone synergist lures are an effective option for this pest monitoring and detection. View Full-Text
Keywords: trapping; lure comparison; invasive species; pest management trapping; lure comparison; invasive species; pest management
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Acebes-Doria, A.L.; Morrison, W.R., III; Short, B.D.; Rice, K.B.; Bush, H.G.; Kuhar, T.P.; Duthie, C.; Leskey, T.C. Monitoring and Biosurveillance Tools for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Insects 2018, 9, 82.

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Acebes-Doria AL, Morrison WR III, Short BD, Rice KB, Bush HG, Kuhar TP, Duthie C, Leskey TC. Monitoring and Biosurveillance Tools for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Insects. 2018; 9(3):82.

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Acebes-Doria, Angelita L., William R. Morrison III, Brent D. Short, Kevin B. Rice, Hayley G. Bush, Thomas P. Kuhar, Catherine Duthie, and Tracy C. Leskey. 2018. "Monitoring and Biosurveillance Tools for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)" Insects 9, no. 3: 82.

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