Navigation Links
Decoys could blunt spread of ash-killing beetles
Date:2/15/2013

rchers were able to create a color similar to the emerald ash borer's green wings by layering different types of polymer. Eventually they were able to find the right combination of polymers and number of layers in order to refract light and create a color similar to the beetle's own iridescent green. The researchers' findings are scheduled to be published in the April issue of the Journal of Bionic Engineering.

"Akhlesh's technique allows us to present males with different visual stimuli," said Baker, also a faculty member in the University's Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. "We can manipulate more than that, but right now we are experimentally manipulating the visual decoy."

The researchers had planned a pilot test in central Pennsylvania, but were unable to carry it out due to unfavorable regional weather conditions. They also ran a pilot test in Hungary with a related beetle pest that bores into oak trees. The pilot in Hungary used two controls -- a dead EAB and a decoy made of the polymers, but not molded into the shape of a beetle -- and three types of stamped decoys: one lightly stamped, another with medium force and the final stamped heavily.

"The preliminary indication is that these stamped decoys were 40 percent better than recently dead females in luring and then trapping the males," said Lakhtakia.

The stamped decoys are relatively easy to mass produce, making them both easier to create and maintain and more successful at trapping males than dead female borers.

The purpose of the decoys is to trap the males so that populations of emerald ash borers can be detected in new locations quickly, paving the way for efficient use of other control methods, according to the researchers.

"This is a small dataset, but very encouraging," said Baker, who plans to test the decoys in the U.S. this summer.


'/>"/>

Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
vmi1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Gut microbes could determine the severity of melamine-induced kidney disease
2. Carbon sponge could soak up coal emissions
3. Stem cell breakthrough could lead to new bone repair therapies on nanoscale surfaces
4. Evaluating evolutionary rates could shed light into functions of uncharacterized genes
5. Unique peptide could treat cancers, neurological disorders, and infectious diseases
6. The effective collective: Grouping could ensure animals find their way in a changing environment
7. Discovery of sexual mating in Candida albicans could provide insights into infections
8. Beers bitter compounds could help brew new medicines
9. Could the timing of when you eat, be just as important as what you eat?
10. BPA substitute could spell trouble
11. The secret sex life of the penicillin-producing fungus could make it more productive
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Decoys could blunt spread of ash-killing beetles
(Date:3/12/2015)... IriTech, a leading iris based identity management ... Instruments Design Network, announced today that the Chief Minister ... USB MK2120U device during a launching event of Andhra ... The iris scanner is manufactured by U.S. ... India through its Indian partner, Biometronic ...
(Date:3/11/2015)... 2015   The Sync Project™ today ... measure and harness music to improve health. The ... objective measurements of physiology, enabling the study of ... large populations. It is designed for medical and ... rigorous studies and accelerate the discovery of the ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... -- In Brazil , cloud computing is ... solutions and 42 percent planning to invest in them by ... of the companies will be investing in these solutions for ... in the region are currently opting for the private cloud ... significant attention in the coming years. This trend is in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Indian States See IriTech's Scanner Bolstering Efficiency of Authentication for Aadhaar 2Indian States See IriTech's Scanner Bolstering Efficiency of Authentication for Aadhaar 3Introducing The Sync Project, a Global Collaboration Harnessing the Scientific Potential of Music for Health 2Introducing The Sync Project, a Global Collaboration Harnessing the Scientific Potential of Music for Health 3Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan 2Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan 3Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan 4
... available in Spanish . , Potatoes ... red, yellow, orange and purple flesh. This diversity also ... Prosser, Wash., are discovering. Together with colleagues, ... measuring phytonutrient concentrations in the tubers. Phytonutrients are plant ...
... waters are currently warmer than at any time in the ... colleagues report online in Nature Geoscience . ... a decline in the productivity of the lake, which hosts ... Africa depend on the fish from Lake Tanganyika as a ...
... The Genetics Society of America (GSA) will host ... Meeting, on June 12 to 15, 2010, in Boston, ... will bring together investigators who study genetic disease models ... other non-human organisms, combined with researchers in human genetics. ...
Cached Biology News:20th-century warming in Lake Tanganyika is unprecedented 220th-century warming in Lake Tanganyika is unprecedented 3Genetics Society of America to host Model Organisms to Human Biology Meeting, June 12-15, 2010 2Genetics Society of America to host Model Organisms to Human Biology Meeting, June 12-15, 2010 3
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015 Working in collaboration with the ... London , Richmond Pharmacology is the first centre ... study for an investigational RNAi therapeutic being developed for the ... nerves and heart. Read press release ... Based at St Georges University of London ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... March 26, 2015 PRC Clinical, a ... today several management and executive appointments effective immediately. , ... Officer (CFO) and member of the Board of Directors. ... Operations, and Sue Dowden will assume the position of ... current Chief Operations Officer (COO), has been appointed to ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... 2015 Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG ) ... quarter of fiscal 2015, which ended Feb. 28, increased ... $6,575,000. Earnings per share in the current quarter were ... net income increased 17% over prior year to $24,142,000, ... per share, for the same period a year ago. ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... NJ (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 WriteResult, ... partnered with researchers from Yale University’s School of Public ... by study participants during a 4 month-long project. The ... of providing low income families with free access to ... habits and diet-related health concerns like high blood pressure, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:PRC Clinical Announces Key Management Appointments and Launches East Coast Operations 2PRC Clinical Announces Key Management Appointments and Launches East Coast Operations 3Neogen reports 13% increase in net income 2Neogen reports 13% increase in net income 3Neogen reports 13% increase in net income 4Neogen reports 13% increase in net income 5Neogen reports 13% increase in net income 6Neogen reports 13% increase in net income 7Neogen reports 13% increase in net income 8Yale and New Haven Farms Improving Patient Health with WriteResult's myPROpad™ 2Yale and New Haven Farms Improving Patient Health with WriteResult's myPROpad™ 3
... on Monday announced a 20.3 percent increase in sales during ... production and shipment of its MRI monitor to its original ... the company said fourth-quarter net sales for fiscal 2005 were ... the same period of fiscal year 2004. , ,Fourth quarter ...
... I continue to be encouraged by the numerous positive signs ... are just a few: , ,& bull; The coming of ... ,& bull; The continued acquisition of Midwest biotech companies ... value of Midwest products and technology, the flip side of ...
... Madison, Wis. - Thomas R. Hefty has joined the ... Golden Angels Network, which closed a $535,000 seed investment in ... attorney with the Milwaukee-based law firm of Reinhart Boerner Van ... will step down from both positions while he is serving ...
Cached Biology Technology:Midwest biotech on a roll 2Midwest biotech on a roll 3Midwest biotech on a roll 4Hefty joins eMetagen board 2
Monocyte-derived dendritic cells, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Umbilical Cord Blood Dendritic Cells...
Human plasmacytoid dendritic cells, BDCA-4+, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Peripheral Blood Dendritic Cells and EPCs...
Human peripheral blood neutrophils, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Peripheral Blood Granulocytes...
Human endothelial progenitor cells, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Peripheral Blood Dendritic Cells and EPCs...
Biology Products: