VIT – Verim İnşaat Turizm Ltd.

Rebell® Rosso

Main target pests

  • Shot hole borer (Xyleborus dispar)

Biology of the shot-hole borer

Flight of shot-hole borer females starts in March/April, as soon as daytime temperatures first reach 18 °C, and lasts 3–6 weeks, depending on weather conditions. The females bore into the wood of deciduous trees (forest), fruit trees or grape vines and create ascending and descending brood galleries. The brood system of a single female can harbor up to 40 developing larvae. By late summer, this next generation of male (2 mm long, wingless) and female (3.5 mm long) beetles is fully grown. The beetles remain in diapause until the following spring, and then mate in the galleries. The males die soon after, while the females swarm out to find new sites. The beetles are attracted by the scent of a suitable weakened tree. Immigration from forests or infested orchards up to a few 100m away is possible.

Where to Use

Designed to monitor the flight (prediction) and control the insect in fruit orchards and in vineyards.

Attention: Control with the traps will not be adequate for trees and grape vines with fresh frost damage, as these are especially attractive for shot-hole borer females!

How to Use

Each trap consists of 2 parts:
A perforated bottle containing an attractant (liquid lure) and two red plastic plates designed to fit cross-wise. The active substance (liquid lure) is ethyl alcohol (sold seperately), available directly from VIT or at specialized stores, as well.

  • Mount the sticky plates
  • Attach with wire close to trunk, at face level (in grape vines 50–100 cm from ground)
  • Hang bottle below crossed sticky trap
  • Mix the liquid lure 1:1 with fresh tap water
  • Pour into bottle (fill up 1/3)

Trap Maintenance

Due to their robust nature the traps can be reused for several years, after removal of glue and insects with petrol. Fresh glue can be purchased separately from VIT.

Attention: On Rebell traps TANGLE-TRAP® glue is used which is non-toxic and accepted to be used in organic farming by FiBL and OMRI. Similar commercially available glues may contain chemicals which might harm plants, leave residue and shorten the lifetime of Rebell traps.

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