A sex attractant for the dusky clearwing moth, Paranthrene tabaniformis (Rottemburg) (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae)

Voerman, S.; Wouters, L.J.A.

Populier 17(4): 85-87


Accession: 001039992

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Studies in the Netherlands showed that males of Paranthrene tabaniformis (Rott.), which is particularly injurious to poplars [Populus] in the nursery, can be caught in sticky traps baited with 1 mg (3E,13Z)-3,13-octadecadien-1-ol on a rubber sleeve stopper or in a closed polyethylene cap. The caps retained their effectiveness for at least 2 months. The catches clearly indicated the periods when the moths were active and facilitated the timing of insecticidal treatments in the nurseries. The largest catches were recorded in mid-June, with further smaller peaks in early and in late August. Although beehives were in the vicinity, honey bees [Apis mellifera L.] were not attracted to the traps.