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Title: Gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) flight behavior and phenology based on field-deployed automated pheromone-baited traps
Author: Tobin, Patrick C.; Klein, Kenneth T.; Leonard, Donna S.;
Source: Environmental Entomology 38: 1555-1562.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: Populations of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.), are extensively monitored in the United States through the use of pheromone-baited traps.We report on use of automated pheromone-baited traps that use a recording sensor and data logger to record the unique date-time stamp of males as they enter the trap.We deployed a total of 352 automated traps under field conditions across several U.S. states over a 5-yr period. In many cases, there was general congruence between male moth capture and the number of recorded events. Although it was difficult to decipher an individual recording event because of the tendency for over-recording, the overall distribution of recorded events was useful in assessing male gypsy moth flight behavior and phenology. The time stamp for recorded events corroborated a previous report of crepuscular gypsy moth male flight behavior, because, although most moths were trapped between 12 and 16 h, there was a consistent period of flight activity between 20 and 22 h.
Keywords: Lymantria dispar, flight behavior, phenology, sampling, automated trapping
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Tobin, Patrick C.; Klein, Kenneth T.; Leonard, Donna S. 2009. Gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) flight behavior and phenology based on field-deployed automated pheromone-baited traps. Environmental Entomology 38: 1555-1562.
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