Some Baits More Attractive to the Oriental Peach Moth Than Black-Strap Molasses


Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 20, Number 1, February 1927 , pp. 174-185(12)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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A number of the bait experiments of previous seasons for Laspeyresia molesta were repeated and in most cases the results obtained were duplicated. Enameled stewpans and wide mouth, glass, quart jars proved to be the most satisfactory containers. Some 250 aromatic chemicals tested. Terpineol and several essential oils (fennel, Bergamot, star anise, anise seed and Pinus sylvestris) were somewhat attractive to moths. If one compares attractiveness of anyone of these products with that of several fermenting sugar-possessing it is much less.

Fermenting fruits (dried fruit in water), particularly prunes, pears and apricots, attract a goodly of moths.

Baits made of cheap black-strap molasses (5 to 20 per cent dilutions) are fairly attractive but they usually produce considerable their period attractiveness is not very long.

Honey, corn syrups, refiner's syrups and brown sugar (5 or 10per cent solutions) are much more attractive than black-strap molasses. These products an(1othels of a similar nature produce little or no scum when fermentation occurs and their period of attractiveness is of considerable length (several weeks).

Fermentation or some change occurs in all baits made of sugar-possessing commercial products before they become very attractive to the oriental peach moth. Several of the common disinfectants delay but do not permanently prohibit fermentation when added to the sugar-possessing products used in the experiments.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1927

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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