Click more to find the pheromone trap counts and blacklight trap counts for corn earworm moths, beet armyworm moths and some other pests in Virginia Beach. In 2010 we initiated a monitoring program for these pests at the Hampton Roads AREC and on three commercial farms near Pungo, VA. These data will be posted weekly so that you can monitor the flights of these key insect pests of vegetables and field crops.
In summary corn earworm moths have been flying in the Pungo, VA area since June, but we’ve probably not seen the huge migratory flight that occurs each year around mid July. Beet armyworm moths have yet to appear in traps. Additional information: vabeach-pheromone-trapping-2010-xls