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Comparison of the trapping effect and antioxidant enzymatic activities using three different light sources in cockchafers

Abstract

Light traps have been widely used for controlling underground pests. However, very little is known regarding the relationship between trapping effect and antioxidant enzymatic activities using light irradiation in underground pests. Thus, we determined the trapping effect of three light sources of the frequoscillation pest-killing lamp on two species of cockchafers, Serica orientalis Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae) and Anomala corpulenta Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Rutelidae), and evaluated the effect of the same three light sources on the activities of their antioxidant enzymes. The catches of S. orientalis were significantly higher compared to A. corpulenta using light source A in peanut fields in China. After irradiation by light source A, the malondialdehyde (MDA) contents and activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione S-transferases (GST) in S. orientalis were significantly and marginally significantly lower compared to A. corpulenta. Taken together, these results indicated a weaker antioxidant enzyme activity response to light stress and a larger quantity of trapping catches using light irradiation in cockchafers. Thus, we proposed a potential negative relationship between trapping effect and antioxidant enzymatic activities in response to light irradiation in cockchafers.

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Acknowledgements

The authors thank Long Liu for his valuable assistance with the cockchafer collections. We thank Drs. Xiangfeng Jing, Changyu Zhang, Jianyu Meng, and Zhenyu Zhang for the help with the manuscript revision. We also thank the anonymous reviewers for providing valuable comments on earlier drafts of this manuscript.

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This study was supported by the National Department Public Benefit (Agriculture) Research Foundation (201003025) and The National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFD0200906).

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Gao, Y., Li, G., Li, K. et al. Comparison of the trapping effect and antioxidant enzymatic activities using three different light sources in cockchafers. Environ Sci Pollut Res 24, 27855–27861 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-0388-1

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Keywords

  • Serica orientalis Motschulsky
  • Anomala corpulenta Motschulsky
  • Antioxidant enzyme systems
  • Trapping catches
  • Light irradiation
  • Underground pests