Pitfall traps baited with ethanol and turpentine serve as an effective tool for monitoring pales weevil (Hylobius pales) populations. Males and females are equally attracted to this bait. Neither component alone showed any attractiveness. The presence of a pine stem for weevil feeding does not affect the number or sex ratio of captured weevils. The potential of using attraction to baited traps as a sampling method for pales weevil is discussed.
Raffa, Kenneth F. and Hunt, David W. A.
"Use of Baited Pitfall Traps for Monitoring Pales Weevil, Hylobius Pales (Coleoptera: Curculionidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 21
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol21/iss3/6