Attraction of the "Lovebug", Plecia Nearctica (Diptera: Bibionidae), To UV Irradiated Automobile Exhaust Fumes

Philip S. Callahan, Harold A. Denmark

Abstract


The "lovebug", Plecia nearctica Hardy, is attracted to automobile exhaust fumes irradiated with 3600 A UV light. However, they are not attracted to UV light or exhaust fumes alone nor to the methane or CO"2 component of exhaust fumes irradiated with 3600 A UV.

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