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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Caption for July 2013 Agricultural Research magazine article, "New, Improved Codling Moth Lures Available." Codling moths lured to sticky paper by an attractant contained in the blue plastic device. Better attractants can help growers refine their timing of insecticide sprays and reduce the amount applied.

Caption for June 2001 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Fruit Perfume Lures Female Codling Moths." The high level of attractiveness of the pear ester could be useful in developing "attract and kill" traps that reduce pesticide use while removing moths from orchards before they reproduce.

 

Photo by Scott Bauer.


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Last Modified: 7/16/2013