Dispensers for Baiting Traps Equipped with Blacklight Lamps with Synthetic Sex Pheromone of the Female Cabbage Looper1,2

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When methods of dispensing the synthetic sex pheromone of female cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni (Hübner) in traps equipped with blacklight lamp were tested, mixtures of sand and pheromone in glass jars and cloth bags, and squares of carpet impregnated with the pheromone effectively increased the catches of male cabbage looper moths. However, their periods of peak attractancy were short. A wick dispenser equipped with a dust shield was as effective as other methods and remained highly attractive for longer periods.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1970

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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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