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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Floral attractants for monitoring pest moths

item Meagher, Robert - Rob

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/28/2009
Publication Date: 7/28/2009
Citation: Meagher Jr, R.L. 2009. Floral attractants for monitoring pest moths. Meeting Abstract.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Many species of moths, including pest species, are known to be attracted to volatile compounds emitted by flowers. Some of the flower species studied included glossy abelia, night-blooming jessamine, three species of Gaura, honeysuckle, lesser butterfly orchid, and Oregongrape. The volatiles released by these flowers contain multiple compounds. Tests in Florida have shown that some of these compounds can attract moths to traps in large numbers.

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