Aphid Trapping with Black-Light Lamps1

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Four aphid vectors of barley yellow dwarf virus (the English grain aphid, Macrosiphum avenae (F.); the oat Bird-cherry aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi (L.); the corn leaf aphid, R. maidis (Fitch); and the green bug, Schizphis graminum (Rodani)) were captured in traps employing 15-w filtered (BLE) and unfiltered (BL) ultraviolet fluorescent lamps emitting maximum radiation at 3650 A. The BLB trap captured 3 times as many English grain and corn leaf aphids as the BL trap. There were 2 times as many oat bird-cherry aphids and 6 times as many green bugs in the BLB trap as in the BL trap.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1968

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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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