Reduced Capture of Tobacco Budworm1 and Corn Earworm1 Males in Electric Grid Traps Baited Simultaneously with Virgin Females of Both Species2


Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 66, Number 3, June 1973 , pp. 739-740(2)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Experiments showed that baiting electric grid traps with a combination of tobacco budworm, Hrliothis virescens (F.), and porn earworm, H. zea (Boddie), virgin females reduced the number of males of both species caught by 24.2 and 77.5% respectively, compared with traps baited with the 2 species individually. The reduction in corn earworm capture was apparent at both high and low population densities, although that for the tobacco budworm was shown only at a high density. Another noctuid, Luecania humidicola (Guenee), was highly cross-attracted to corn earworm females, and it exhibited a similar reduction in capture with the combination bait.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1973

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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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