Effective Range of Argon Glow Lamp Survey Traps for Pink Bollworm Adults1

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Abstract:

Pink bollworm(Pectinophora gossypiella (Saund.)) adults responded to a light trap equipped with three 2-watt argon glow lamps at distances up to 140 feet. The light intensity was reduced about half by the apparatus used; therefore, the moths responded to an intensity equivalent to that produced by the trap at an unobstructed distance of approximately 200 feet. Response at distances beyond 140 feet was not determined because of inadequate facilities.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1961

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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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