A newly designed moth trap for stored product use has been developed by Dykstra Laboratories, Inc. in Gainesville, Florida. Our research has been conducted using the Indianmeal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hubner). The trap uses standard pheromone lures but differs from conventional traps in that the lure is almost completely enclosed in an internal chamber. The trap is reusable and successfully captures moths for over a year. No sticky-trap mechanisms are required and there is no insecticide used to kill moths that enter the trap. The entrance to the trap has bristles which allow pheromone molecules to escape and moths to enter, but not to escape. We have been able to capture over four times the number of moths relative to conventional moth traps.
Species 1: Lepidoptera Pyralidae Plodia interpunctella (Indian meal moth)
Keywords: trap design, pheromone
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