Submitted to: National Meeting of Entomological Society Of America
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/17/2002
Publication Date: 11/17/2002
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.