Pheromone lures

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Pheromone traps


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