CO2: as larval attractants to soil insects

Tania Pereira, Mauricio Ursi Ventura

Abstract


Soil insects are very difficult to be managed. We reviewed the characterization of the CO2 as larval attractants to soil insects. Most studies were achieved with larvae of Diabrotica spp. First instar larvae used CO2 to find host plant. We discussed the possibilities of utilization of this attractant in pest management, including tactics like, to keep larvae far from of plants; to confuse their ability to find the host or to attract them to bait with insectides.


Keywords


Semiochemical; Volatile attractant; Larval movement.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2003v24n2p325

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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