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Determination of Trap Spacings Required to Control an Insect Population

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Abstract:

When marked moths are released at various distances from light traps, recovery is reduced greatly by increased distance. A technique is presented for determining trap performance by using the release-recovery data. Equations are developed that use the trap performance for estimating the percentage of an adult insect population that light traps will remove. Results indicate that control of phototactic insects with light traps is possible if trap spacings are much closer than those used in previous control experiments.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 15, 1971

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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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