Journal article

A COMPARISON OF TRAPPING TECHNIQUES FOR MYTHIMNA-CONVECTA (WALKER) (LEPIDOPTERA, NOCTUIDAE)

G MCDONALD, RA FARROW

JOURNAL OF THE AUSTRALIAN ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY | AUSTRALIAN ENTOMOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 1990

Abstract

Three trap types and 3 food lures were tested for their effectiveness in monitoring field populations of the common armyworm moth, Mythimna convecta (Walker). The traps comprised 1 UV light trap and 2 types of fermentation traps, namely a simple lure pail (‘lure pot'), into which the moths fell and drowned, and a cone trap built over a covered lure pot, the ‘FE trap'. The food lures comprised diluted port wine and sugar, red wine and sugar, and a synthetic lure. There was no significant difference in the attractiveness of wine and port lures, while the synthetic lure did not catch any moths. A vehicle‐mounted net provided an independent measure of airborne density and species composition of ..

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