Skip to content

Japanese beetle traps

Japanese beetle traps

Traps for monitoring for presence Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) can also attract nontarget insects such as native bees. A new study shows traps with eugenol and phenethyl propionate—and leaving out geraniol—remain effective in catching Japanese beetles but significantly reduce bee bycatch. Plus, entirely green, brown, black, or red traps are least attractive to native bees. (Image originally published in Sipolski et al 2019, Environmental Entomology)

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe to Entomology Today via Email

Enter your email address to receive an alert whenever a new post is published here at Entomology Today.