Lure and Toxicant System for the Cabbage Looper (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

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A lure and toxicant system for killing cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni (Hiibner), moths was developed based on moth attraction to and feeding at flowers. Unmated females were attracted to the floral compound phenylacetaldehyde formulated for release at 20- 4,000 ng/h. Attracted moths were stimulated to feed at bait stations loaded with sugar solutions when placed near phenylacetaldehyde dispensers. All feeding moths were killed when 0.2% methomyl was added to the sucrose solutions. A combination phenylacetaldehyde sucrose- methomyl dispenser tested in a field cage resulted in 61% mortality of female moths and 44% of male moths released.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1991

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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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