Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Development of a Trapping System for the Cactus Moth

Authors
item Weissling, Thomas
item Carpenter, James
item Bloem, K - APHIS
item Epsky, Nancy
item Heath, Robert
item Teal, Peter
item Dueben, Barbara
item Hight, Stephen

Submitted to: National Meeting of Entomological Society Of America
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 17, 2002
Publication Date: November 17, 2002
Citation: Weissling, T.J., Carpenter, J.E., Bloem, K.A., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R., Teal, P.E., Dueben, B.D., Hight, S.D. 2002. Development of a Trapping System for the Cactus Moth. National Meeting of Entomological Society Of America.

Interpretive Summary: ABSTRACT ONLY

Technical Abstract: Tests have demonstrated that virgin cactus moth females are very effective at attracting conspecific males. Research was conducted to isolate and identify volatile compounds released by cactus moth females. The behavioural activities of 3 putative compounds isolated by various methods are being determined in laboratory. Active compounds will be placed in traps and evaluated in the field to determine the geographical range of this pest.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
Footer Content Back to Top of Page