Black light trap report for week ending June 27, 2013

After several inquiries about whether kudzu bugs can be monitored using black light traps, Dr. Herbert and I have not heard that kudzu bugs come to these traps. The average nightly corn earworm moth catches from black light traps were: Petersburg = 0.4 per night; Suffolk = 0.1; Virginia Beach (Hampton Roads AREC) = 0.1; Charles City = 6.3; King William = 0.2; New Kent = 2.4; and Warsaw (Eastern Virginia AREC) = 0.4. The average nightly number of brown marmorated stink bugs were: Petersburg = 2.9; Suffolk = 0; Virginia Beach (Hampton Roads AREC) = 0.1; Charles City = 0; King William = 1.3; New Kent = 0.1; and Warsaw (Eastern Virginia AREC) = 0. Thanks to our trap operators Mark Kraemer, Ames Herbert and his entomology crew, Helene Doughty, John Allison, Laura Maxey, and Mary Beahm for their reports this week!

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