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ERIC Number: EJ1160272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Public Participation in Insect Research through the Use of Pheromones
Harvey, Deborah; Hedenström, Erik; Finch, Paul
School Science Review, v99 n366 p57-61 Sep 2017
In a project to determine the UK distribution of a conservation-status beetle "Elater ferrugineus", 300 volunteers were recruited and supplied with traps containing a female pheromone that is an effective attractant for adult males. The occurrence and distribution of the insect were extended from previously estimated values and shown to be limited to a south-eastern area of the UK. In an attempt to account for the distribution, it was compared with a number of factors including climatic and habitat suitability. Of these, a major proportion of the variation in the distribution of "E. ferrugineus" was explained by temperature; that is, the beetle is restricted to an area delineated by a mean maximum summer temperature of greater than 21°C.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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