Flight pattern of some Scolytidae attracted to flight barrier traps baited with ethanol in an oak forest in Greece.
In an oak forest (Quercus frainetto) in Greece, flight barrier traps baited with ethanol were used in order to attract wood and bark boring insects and study their flight pattern. A total of 19 species were trapped of which 9 were Scolytidae, 3 Bostrichidae, 2 Anobiidae, 1 Platypodidae and 1 Buprestidae. The most frequently trapped species was Xyleborus saxeseni [Xyleborinus saxeseni]. A total of 5 scolytid species (X. saxeseni, Xyleborus dispar, X. monographus, X. dryographus and Trypodendron signatum) were trapped in relatively high numbers. Their flight pattern is presented and discussed.