Performance of traps baited with female-targeted lure vs. Pheromone traps for monitoring of the green budworm moth hedya nubiferana haw. in Hungary

J. K. Jósvai, S. Koczor, M. Tóth

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Hedya nubiferana (Haworth) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) is a polyphagous pest damaging apple, pear, peach, plum and other related fruits. In tests conducted in Hungary, traps baited with a female-targeted lure [ethyl (E,Z)-2,4-decadienoate (pear ester) + acetic acid; abbreviated later as PE+AA] caught comparable number of moths as pheromone baited traps. Traps with PE+AA lures caught (females and males together) on an average 30% of the catch in traps baited with the synthetic green budworm moth sex pheromone (catching all males). This suggested that the PE+AA lure had a trapping performance comparable with that of pheromone traps, which latter are in practical use by farmers today. The seasonal flight patterns recorded with the PE+AA baited traps were similar to those with the sex pheromone baited ones, with respect to detection of beginning of flight and quantitative trends of catches during the flight. Consequently, the PE+AA lure shows potential for future practical applications as a female-targeted lure for H. nubiferana.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-233
Number of pages11
JournalActa Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Insect Science

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