Four baits were tested for efficacy in attracting sap beetles (Nitidulidae) at two sites in the Shawnee State Forest over two collection periods in 1992. Species taken were categorized into three groups: abundant, moderate, and uncommon. At Site 1, nitidulids displayed a strong preference for whole wheat bread dough, followed by fermenting brown sugar, and fermenting malt/molasses solution, and vinegar, respectively. Site 2 collections showed a similar trend to Site 1, but the order of preference was switched for brown sugar and malt/molasses solution. Of the 20 species collected, six species were abundant, seven species were moderate, and seven species were locally uncommon.
Williams, R. N.; Ellis, M. S.; and Keeney, G.
"A Bait Attractant Study of the Nitidulidae (Coleoptera) at Shawnee State Forest in Southern Ohio,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 27
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol27/iss4/7