Sex Pheromone Trapping Red-Banded Leaf Roller Moths1 and Development of a Long-Lasting Polyethylene Wick2

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Field tests with sex pheromone extracts of the redbanded leaf roller moth, Argyrotaenia velutinana (Walker), in 1966 and with extracts and synthetic attractant in 1968 have been conducted, Crude extracts placed on dental wicking were highly attractive to male moths the first day and night, but caught very few thereafter. The synthetic attractant was placed on various wick designs. A small polyethylene cap proved to be the best wick for releasing the attractant at an optimum rate for almost a year. Trap studies indicated that black traps are bet-ter than white and that the traps should have at least 1 1/2-in. openings in each end.

A 20-acre apple orchard trapping experiment utilizing the new wicks and traps was conducted in 1968. Partial control was effected, but the traps did not compete well enough with the build-up of females. A number of pheromone traps containing a synergist showed a 10-fold increase in males trapped and indicated their potential for further mass trapping experiments.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 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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