Comparison of different pheromone lures to monitor the flight of Cydia pomonella


Abstract: The control of the codling moth, Cydia pomonella, relies on an accurate understanding of its biology and phenology. Pheromone trapping is an effective and timesaving technique to follow the phenology of adults and to estimate the appearance of the different larval instars. In this study we tested three different pheromone lures for monitoring the flight of C. pomonella. The Tripheron capsule attracted most males followed by a capsule developed at the University of Neuch√Ętel and the unattractive PheroNet capsule. In the future, we recommend the use of the Tripheron capsule for monitoring the flight of C. pomonella, especially in regions with low population density.

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