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Light traps as detection devices for moths of cabbage looper and bollworm


L. A. Falcon
R. van den Bosch
L. K. Etzel
C. A. Ferris
L. K. Stromberg

Authors Affiliations

L. A. Falcon is Assistant Insect Pathologist, Division of Entomology; R. van den Bosch is Entomologist, Division of Biological Control; L. K. Etzel is Laboratory Technician, Division of Entomology, University of California, Berkeley; C. A. Ferris, Fresno County; L. K. Stromberg are Farm Advisors, U.C. Agricultural Extension Service, Fresno County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 21(7):12-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n07p12. July 1967.

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In a 1966 test, blacklight insect traps effectively trapped moths of cabbage looper and bollworm in a Fresno County cotton field. Increased collections of moths in the traps were followed by a rise in egg and larval populations in the field. Light trap information used together with established field-checking procedures can aid in determining the need for control measures of these pests. More detailed information is available in Leaflet 197, “Light Traps and Moth Identification,” available at local Farm Advisor offices.

Falcon L, van den Bosch R, Etzel L, Ferris C, Stromberg L. 1967. Light traps as detection devices for moths of cabbage looper and bollworm. Hilgardia 21(7):12-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n07p12
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