Traps baited with isopropanol attract the American Carrion Beetle, Necrophila americana (L.) (Coleoptera: Silphidae)
Field experiments showed that females and males of the American carrion beetle, Necrophila americana (L.), are attracted to 45% isopropanol. Numbers of beetles caught in isopropanol-baited Baker traps reflect differences between microhabitats monitored with this lure. Results also suggest that in addition to utilizing the ground as microhabitat, N. americana explores tree canopies.
Environmental Plant Science and Natural Resources
Baker trap, forensic entomology, habitat, tree canopy
Reut, Michal, Brian Cowell, and Maciej A. Pszczolkowski. "Traps baited with isopropanol attract the American carrion beetle, Necrophila americana (L.)(Coleoptera: Silphidae)." The Coleopterists Bulletin 64, no. 3 (2010): 230-234.