An insect trap that uses a synthetic pheromone as a bait. Pheromones are endogenous chemicals secreted in tiny amounts by some animals and insects to communicate with other members of its species. Each type of pheromone is specific to a given species. Pheromone traps may be used in conjunction with a pesticide to kill the insects or they may be used to monitor an area for the presence of insects.
Synonyms and Related Terms
pheromone traps; phermone (sp); Lasio Lure (pheromone for cigarette beetle)
Resources and Citations
- M. Gilberg, "Monitoring Anghrenus verbasci in museum collections using a sex pheromone lure", WAAC 71(2) 1995. Link
- ISCA Tech: Lure tips
- Cooper Mill: Pheromone Lures