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Areawide Insect Trapping Network (March 21, 2018)
Results of pheromone and sticky trap catches can be viewed here.

Corn earworm: Moth activity spiked slightly in Dome Valley; numbers remained low in all other locations.

Beet armyworm: Moth activity remains is low in all trap locations.

Cabbage looper: Cabbage looper moth below normal over the past 2 weeks but continue to increase in Roll/Tacna.

Whitefly: Adults captures on sticky traps remain seasonably low, similar to last season.

Thrips: Thrips activity was low in most locations consistent but picked up considerably in Yuma Valley.

Aphids: Trap activity for aphids is down in most all locations but should begin to migrate with the warmer temperatures.

Leafminers: Adult activity picked up considerably in some location in all trapping areas consistent with warmer temperatures and reduced produce acres.

Diamondback moth: Moth activity is at seasonal low levels with in all locations; much lower than counts in historic traps.
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