0400 Study of the larger black flour beetle Cynaeus angustus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in cotton gin trash

Monday, November 17, 2008: 10:35 AM
Room A9, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Jacob James , Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Christian Nansen , Entomology, Texas AgriLife Research, Lubbock, TX
The larger black flour beetle (LBFB) Cynaeus angustus (Leconte) thrives in cotton gin trash piles on the Southern High Plains of Texas and sometimes becomes a nuisance after invading public and private structures. No insecticides are registered for use on gin trash piles, so we are investigating physical and biological control tactics. We present data on behavioral responses to moisture and temperature regimes of both adults and larvae and we provide initial data on the potential of use of entomopathogenic nematodes in control of this pest.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.37906