Sunday, 17 November 2002 - 9:40 AM

This presentation is part of : Contour Mapping and Interpretation of Spatial Insect Counts

Meaning and practical value of spatial analysis in management of storage pests

Richard Arbogast, CMAVE, ARS, USDA, P. O. Box 14565, Gainesville, Gainesville, FL

Studies in warehouses and retail stores have demonstrated the practical value of trapping and spatial analysis in managing storage pests with reduced pesticide risk. In most cases, simple contour analysis of numbers captured provides adequate information for precision targeting of infestation foci. Yet some questions remain regarding interpretation of contour maps and their adequacy in predicting trap catch in areas between trap sites. Experiments conducted [with Indianmeal moths, Plodia interpunctella (Hübner), and cigarette beetles, Lasioderma serricorne (Fabricius)] to answer these questions are described.

Species 1: Lepidoptera Pyralidae Plodia interpunctella (Indian meal moth)
Species 2: Coleoptera Anobiidae Lasioderma serricorne (cigarette beetle)
Keywords: Trap interpretation, Stored product pest

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