Attractiveness of bait matrices and matrix/toxicant combinations to the citrus pests Iridomyrmex purpureus (F.Smith) and Iridomyrmex rufoniger gp sp. (Hym., Formicidae)

@article{Stevens2002AttractivenessOB,
  title={Attractiveness of bait matrices and matrix/toxicant combinations to the citrus pests Iridomyrmex purpureus (F.Smith) and Iridomyrmex rufoniger gp sp. (Hym., Formicidae)},
  author={M. M. Stevens and David G James and L. J. Schiller},
  journal={Journal of Applied Entomology},
  year={2002},
  volume={126}
}
Abstract: Six bait matrices were tested for palatability to the ants Iridomyrmex purpureus and I. rufoniger gp sp., which are important pests of citrus in south‐eastern Australia. Granulated citrus pulp and rice bran impregnated with brown sugar were not accepted by either species, but ground dry dog food and ground insects (with or without added sugar) were highly attractive to both ant species. The ground dog food was impregnated with various toxicants at concentrations of up to 1% (w/w) and… Expand
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