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Research Project: Pheromone Trapping Network for Fall Armyworm in Africa

Location: Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research

Project Number: 6036-22000-030-41-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Dec 1, 2017
End Date: Nov 30, 2018

Objective:
To determine population levels of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in agricultural habitats throughout sub-Saharan Africa using sex pheromone-baited traps.

Approach:
Pheromone traps and lures will be purchased from a U.S. company and shipped to the Cooperator. The Cooperator will place traps in different agricultural habitats and monitor populations by collecting, initially identifying, and counting moths. Captured moths will be returned to the U.S. where they will be officially identified and genetically analyzed for host strain and migratory haplotype.