Development and Evaluation of an Oil Trap for Use in Pink Bollworm Pheromone Mass Trapping and Monitoring Programs

Authors: Huber, R. T.; Hoffmann, M. P.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 72, Number 5, October 1979 , pp. 695-697(3)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Abstract:

An oil trap was developed and evaluated for use in pink bollworm (PBW), Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders), mass trapping and male moth population monitoring programs. In 2 experiments during 1976, the Huber oil trap caught an avg of 236.5 PBW/trap, while the modified Sharma caught an avg of 77.8 PBW. In a season-long comparison during 1978, the oil trap caught an avg of 443.8 PBW/trap while the Delta caught an avg of 74.7 PBW. Comparative data from these experiments indicated that the oil trap was relatively efficient over a wide range of PBW densities while the modified Sharma and Delta traps were efficient only PBW moth populations were at trap response densities of less than 50 PBW/trap.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1979

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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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