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Areawide Insect Trapping Network (March 16, 2016)
Results of pheromone and sticky trap catches can be viewed here.

Corn earworm: Moth activity has declined overall in the past 2 weeks. However, traps placed by several PCAs in Gila Valley and dome Valley have shown significant spikes last week.

Beet armyworm: Trap catches continue to increase in some areas, but overall numbers are down considerably compared with this time last season.

Cabbage looper: Similarly, captures of cabbage looper moths increased significantly in some locations over the past two weeks.

Whitefly: Adults captures on sticky traps remain at seasonal low levels.

Thrips: Thrips movement continues to be higher in the past week, but at lower levels compared to this time last season.

Aphids: Spikes in Alate (winged) aphids were observed last week, particularly in the Gila and Yuma Valleys.

Leafminers: An increase in adults on traps was observed in several locations.

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For questions or comments on any of the topics please contact Marco Pena at the Yuma Agricultural Center.
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