Advances in the use of attractive traps in collecting Neotropical Social Wasp




Methods, Sampling, Protocol, PET bottle, Vespidae


It is possible to elaborate adequate methodologies for collecting social wasps from the knowledge of their behavior. Thus, the objective of the present study was to compare the attractiveness of different sized PET bottles (plastic soda bottles) (by volume), types of juice and variety of attractive flavors of juice in elaborating attractive traps to optimize the method for diverse works involving social wasps. The work was elaborated in the Botanical Garden of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, between the years of 2015 and 2016, and was divided into three experiments. The three experiments did not present a significant difference in relation to the richness or abundance of social wasps species, therefore the bottle volume choice used as traps, the type of juice (natural or artificial) and the variety of attractive substance should be selected according to practicality and low economic value. As such, the use of 0.5 L PET bottles as attractive traps filled with 150mL of mango, guava or passion fruit artificial juice is suggested.


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How to Cite

Maciel, T. T., Barbosa, B. C., & Prezoto, F. (2023). Advances in the use of attractive traps in collecting Neotropical Social Wasp. Entomological Communications, 5, ec05003.



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