A Comparison Of Untreated Banding Materials For Capturing Codling Moth Larvae

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In comparative tests of several kinds of untreated bands for capturing the larvae of the codling moth (Carpocapsa pomonella L.) at Yakima, Wash., a paper-burlap band proved equal or superior to one of burlap, which is customarily used, and is much less expensive. Heavy roofing paper and light crêpe paper were the least effective of the banding materials.

In an unsprayed block in 1927, bands averaged from 167 to 258 larvae per band for the season. In 1928 in another unsprayed orchard, bands averaged from 336 to 1,322 larvae per band for the period July 10 to November 14.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1930

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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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