Studies on flying distances of Monochamus galloprovincialis
In 2009 and 2010, studies were conducted in Spain (near Teruel, in Aragon) to improve understanding of the behaviour of Monochamus galloprovincialis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae - vector of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus) and its flying capacity. Preliminary results obtained in 2009 showed that the maximum flying distance of M. galloprovincialis was approximately of 1800;m. In 2010, improvements were made in the trial design (individual marking of insects, use of different types of traps). In total 1198 insects were released and 81 were recaptured (6.7%). The maximum distance at which M. galloprovincialis could be recaptured was of 7100 m. Out of the 81 recaptured insects, 18 (22%) had reached distances of more than 1800 m, and 11 (14%) of more than 3000 m.
Hernández R, Ortiz A, Pérez V, Gil JM, Sánchez G (2011) Monochamus galloprovincialis (Olivier, 1975) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), comportamiento y distancias de vuelo. Boletin de Sanidad Vegetal. Plagas 37(1), 79-96.