Despite the increasing number of studies on the use of acoustic stimuli to control agricultural pests, this approach is still theoretical. Many insect pests, in particular hemipterans, use vibrational signals for mating communication, and therefore the application of a control strategy based on acoustic interference is a promising option. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys, is causing severe economic damage to many crops in the USA and Italy. We tested a female vibrational signal, female signal 2 (FS2), to attract males in different settings, such as natural substrates, arenas and a cage representing an acoustic trap. We used video-tracking analysis and described the vibrational amplitude field around the individuals to study the male behavior. We found that FS2 can attract more than 50% of males to the source point and has a strong “loitering” effect on searching males that tend to remain in the stimulated area. We concluded that FS2 exhibits good attractiveness to H. halys males and that its potential use as a tool integrated into the currently existing pheromone traps should be tested in the field

Mazzoni, V.; Polajnar, J.; Baldini, M.; Rossi Stacconi, M.V.; Anfora, G.; Guidetti, R.; Maistrello, L. (2017). Use of substrate-borne vibrational signals to attract the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys. JOURNAL OF PEST SCIENCE, 90 (4): 1219-1229. doi: 10.1007/s10340-017-0862-z handle: http://hdl.handle.net/10449/38948

Use of substrate-borne vibrational signals to attract the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys

Mazzoni, V.
Primo
;
Polajnar, J;Rossi Stacconi, M. V.;Anfora, G.;
2017-01-01

Abstract

Despite the increasing number of studies on the use of acoustic stimuli to control agricultural pests, this approach is still theoretical. Many insect pests, in particular hemipterans, use vibrational signals for mating communication, and therefore the application of a control strategy based on acoustic interference is a promising option. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys, is causing severe economic damage to many crops in the USA and Italy. We tested a female vibrational signal, female signal 2 (FS2), to attract males in different settings, such as natural substrates, arenas and a cage representing an acoustic trap. We used video-tracking analysis and described the vibrational amplitude field around the individuals to study the male behavior. We found that FS2 can attract more than 50% of males to the source point and has a strong “loitering” effect on searching males that tend to remain in the stimulated area. We concluded that FS2 exhibits good attractiveness to H. halys males and that its potential use as a tool integrated into the currently existing pheromone traps should be tested in the field
Biotremology
Acoustic traps
Integrated pest management
Behavioral bioassays
Hemiptera
Settore AGR/11 - ENTOMOLOGIA GENERALE E APPLICATA
2017
Mazzoni, V.; Polajnar, J.; Baldini, M.; Rossi Stacconi, M.V.; Anfora, G.; Guidetti, R.; Maistrello, L. (2017). Use of substrate-borne vibrational signals to attract the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys. JOURNAL OF PEST SCIENCE, 90 (4): 1219-1229. doi: 10.1007/s10340-017-0862-z handle: http://hdl.handle.net/10449/38948
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
2017 JPS.pdf

solo utenti autorizzati

Licenza: Tutti i diritti riservati (All rights reserved)
Dimensione 1.84 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
1.84 MB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/10449/38948
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 48
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 50
social impact