Seasonal Trends in Catches of Moths of Twelve Harmful Species 10 Blacklight Traps in Northeast Arkansas1
Authors: SELMAN, CHARLES L.; BARTON, HARVEY E.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 65, Number 4, August 1972 , pp. 1018-1021(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A BL trap was operated in 1970 in Craighead County, Arkansas, and results of catches were used as a basis for construction of curves to illustrate fluctuation and seasonal trend for 12 species of moths.
The forage looper, Caenurgina crechtea (Cramer), was collected in the largest numbers and was followed by the claybacked cutworm, Agrotis gladiaria (Morrison); corn ear worm, Heliothis zea (Boddie); dingy cutworm, Feltia subgothica (Haworth); army worm, Pseudaletia unipuneta (Haworth); bristly cutworm, Lacinijpolia renigera (Stephens); yellow woollybear, Diacrisia virginica (F.); variegated cutworm, Peridroma saucia (Hubner); black cutworm, A. ipsilon (Hufnagel): saltmarsh caterpillar, Estigmene acrea (Drury); cotton leaf worm, Alabama argil-lacea (Hubner); and granulate cutworm, F. subterranca (F.). The claybacked cutworm, dingy cutworm, and cotton leaf worm were collected after September 10, with distinct peaks in October. Most specimens of the variegated cutworm and bristly cutworm were trapped by late June. The army worm, yellow woollybear, forage looper, black cutworm, and salt marsh caterpillar were relatively active throughout the period from April, 3 to November 13. The trapped male: female ratios were: corn ear worm 8:5, salt marsh caterpillar .4: 1, and army worm 1: 1.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1972
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