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A substance, such as a pheromone, that attracts insects or other animals.


(Biochemistry) a substance that attracts, esp a chemical (sex attractant) produced by an insect and attracting insects of the same species. See also pheromone


(əˈtræk tənt)

an attracting agent or substance; lure: the sex attractant of an insect.
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In addition to trapping mosquitoes with dengue fever, Ulibarri is perfecting an attractant that would work with the mosquito species that carry malaria.
Last December, I successfully used an attractant of pure, pheromone-loaded estrus urine from a deer farm in Iowa.
Some effective active mosquito traps use multiple attractants--light, carbon dioxide and an attractant called "octenol"--to lure mosquitoes and then suck them in with a fan.
So even though chondroitin seems to help by some other, as of yet determined mechanism, it is probably not helpful in recreating the all important electrical water attractant for this reason.
Combining the LEDs with an attractant made the pyramid design even more effective, capturing 70 beetles versus 4 using a standard dome design.