Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Grand Exhibit Hall (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Field experiments showed that females and males of the American carrion beetle, Necrophila americana (L.), are attracted to 45% isopropanol. Numbers of beetles caught in isopropanol-baited Baker traps reflect differences between microhabitats monitored with this lure. Results also suggest that in addition to utilizing the ground as microhabitat, N. americana explores tree canopies.