03/15/16: The lure option of alpha pinene and ethanol has been removed. The only approved lure combination is alpha pinene, ethanol, and monochamol.
10/13/15: A new protocol for modifying the Cross Vane Panel Trap is now available. This protocol describes trap modifications that make it easier to remove specimens from the collection cup. The protocol can be found at the bottom of this page in the References section.
04/22/15: The cross vane panel trap was added as a trap option. The dry multi-funnel trap options were removed. The target species Monochamus urussovii has been added as a survey target for 2015 surveys. It also uses the lure combination of alpha pinene, ethanol, and monochamol. You may report negative data for both species from this lure combination starting in 2015.
10/21/13: A new lure combination has been added as a recommended lure for Monochamus alternatus. The combination of alpha pinene, ethanol, and the pheromone "monochamol" has been shown to be more effective than just alpha pinene and ethanol. For the 2014 season, either combination may be used. In 2015, the approved method will only be the combination of alpha pinene, ethanol, and monochamol.
For 2012, ethanol has been added to the approved lure combination. Ethanol has been shown to have a synergistic effect on the most attractive compound, the alpha-pinene.
There are two alpha pinene products available in the IPHIS Ordering Database: 1) Alpha Pinene Lure and 2) Alpha Pinene UHR Lure. The Alpha Pinene Lure is an un-gelled lure in a bottle dispenser that is used by the PPQ Program for Tomicus piniperda (pine shoot beetle). This lure should only be used for the program survey.
The Alpha Pinene UHR Lure is a polysleeve, ultra-high release dispenser used for other EWB/BB targets. This lure should be used with the Ethanol Lure for the following four EWB/BB targets: Hylobius abietis, Hylurgops palliatus, Hylurgus ligniperda, and Tomicus destruens.
The release rates of these lures are highly temperature-dependent. However, CAPS has listed a conservative length of effectiveness that will be effective for even the warmest climates in the CAPS community.