he influence of trap design on the response of codling moth (Lepidoptera: Olethreutidae) and fruittree leafroller (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) to synthetic sex attractants


  • Harold F. Madsen Research Station Agriculture Canada Summerland, BC
  • Jerry M. Vakenti Research Station Agriculture Canada Summerland, BC


Lepidoptera, Olethreutidae, Tortricidae, codling moth, fruittree leafroller


Trap design influenced the attraction of male codling moths, <i>Laspeyresia pomonella</i> (L.), and male fruittree leafrollers, <i>Archips argyrospilus</i> (Walker), to synthetic sex pheromones. White or blue Sectar 1 traps captured significantly more male codling moths than Pherotrap 1, U.C. Pherotrap or Sectar 2 traps when all traps were baited with Codlemone, a synthetic sex attractant of the codling moth. Cylindrical carton and Pherotrap I-C traps were intermediate in effectiveness. Pherotrap 1-C and cylindrical carton traps captured significantly more male fruittree leafrollers than Sectar I traps when the traps were baited with Fruitamone, a synthetic sex attractant of the fruittree leaf roller. The results indicate that trap design is an important factor when conducting tests on the response of codling moths or fruittree leafrollers to sex attractants.


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