Journal of Pest Science

, Volume 86, Issue 1, pp 3–17

Pheromones and attractants of click beetles: an overview


DOI: 10.1007/s10340-012-0429-y

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Tóth, M. J Pest Sci (2013) 86: 3. doi:10.1007/s10340-012-0429-y


The study of pheromones of click beetles was started with the objective of applying similar methods in IPM strategies for the control of wireworms, based on the similar experience gained from the widely used moth pheromones. A brief overview is presented on the identification of click beetle pheromones, new questions arising in the categorization of these pheromones into sex or aggregation pheromones, options for the development of female-targeted lures, and application perspectives.


Click beetlesPheromoneChemical communicationColeopteraElateridae

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Plant Protection InstituteMTA ATKBudapestHungary