• SALEH MOHAMMED ALI BAS Dept. of Entomology, Plant ProtectionCollage of Agriculture Engineering Sciences,University of Duhok
  • BATOOL ABDULLAH KARSO Dept. of Entomology, Plant ProtectionCollage of Agriculture Engineering Sciences,University of Duhok
Keywords: red wasp, traps, baits , mechanical control , Vespa orientalis .


This study was carried out in the fields of Collage of Agricultural Engineering Sciences \ University of
Duhok. The efficiency of four types of traps and Baits were assessed to reduce the damage of the Oriental
red wasp (Vespa orientalis L.) on honey bees and crops in the region.
Four different traps were used : wooden cage, small metal trap, Plastic white wide cylindrical trap,
long cylindrical trap, as well as different baits in such trap as minced meat , Tuna fish, fesha ( sheep's lung
), chicken meal .
The results showed that the catch from the wooden cage was significantly higher than the rest of the
traps with an average of 76 insect / trap. While metal trap was the lowest average of 26 insect / trap, fish
bait was significantly highest with 67.75 insects / bait.


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How to Cite
BAS, S. M. A., & KARSO, B. A. (2020). EVALUATION OF SOME BAITS AND TRAPS AGAINST ORIENTAL WASP Vespa orientalis L. (HYMENOPTERA: VESPIDAE). Journal of Duhok University, 23(2), 7-12. https://doi.org/10.26682/ajuod.2020.23.2.3
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