Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Black light traps: —Help determine flights of codling moths and other deciduous fruit pests

Authors

H. F. Madsen
Ross R. Sanborn

Authors Affiliations

H. F. Madsen is Associate Entomologist, University of California, Berkeley; Ross R. Sanborn is Farm Advisor, Contra Costa County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 16(2):12-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n02p12. February 1962.

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Abstract

Black light traps have been shown to be an efficient means of trapping many lepidopterous pests which attack deciduous fruits. They can also be used in determining the flight habits of moths that are not attracted to baits, such as the peach twig borer and navel orangeworm. The black light traps offer a more accurate means of timing sprays for codling moths because they will attract insects that are comparatively young in terms of reproduction. In addition they would probably be more effective in attracting moths when populations are low.

Madsen H, Sanborn R. 1962. Black light traps: —Help determine flights of codling moths and other deciduous fruit pests. Hilgardia 16(2):12-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n02p12
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