Are more visible traps more effective? : Visual attraction for pest insects: a fundamental step towards optimum monitoring and mass trapping

Tol, R.W.H.M. van; Dooremalen, J.A. van


Most insect traps are visually poorly attractive. Only 10-15% of the insects are actually trapped and sometimes this figure is even lower. The scents used to lure insects may effectively lure them from a distance to the trap but the visual properties of the current traps do rarely encourage them to land on the trap. This project examines the extent to which a more visible insect trap can increase the effectiveness of these traps.