Evaluation of commercial pheromone lures and comparative blacklight trap catches for monitoring Z-strain European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)

David W. Bartels, William D. Hutchison, David J. Bach, Thomas L. Rabaey

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Abstract

Field experiments were conducted during 1997 to evaluate commercially available pheromone lures for Z-strain European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner) at Rosemount and Le Sueur, Minnesota. Improved pheromone lures, available from Trece, Inc. and Hercon Environmental Co., were compared with a University of Minnesota pheromone lure (MN-lure) and a conventional blacklight trap. The phenology of O. nubilalis flights, based on pheromone and blacklight trap data, also was compared. Mean moth counts were similar for the Trece, Hercon, and MN-lures. Although the pheromone and blacklight traps did not differ in total male moth capture, the pheromone-baited trap resulted in a delay of 4 to 8 d in detection of estimated peak capture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-94
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology
Volume16
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1999

Keywords

  • Blacklight trap
  • European corn borer
  • Hartstack trap
  • Integrated pest management
  • Ostrinia nubilalis
  • Pheromone lure

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