BOTH SEXES OF THE TRUE ARMYWORM (LEPIDOPTERA: NOCTUIDAE) TRAPPED WITH THE FEEDING ATTRACTANT COMPOSED OF ACETIC ACID AND 3-METHYL-1-BUTANOL

Peter J. Landolt, Bradley S. Higbee
2002 Florida Entomologist  
A BSTRACT Male and female true armyworm moths, Pseudaletia unipuncta (Haworth), were captured in traps baited with the combination of acetic acid and 3-methyl-1-butanol and placed near fields of corn ( Zea mays ). In a comparison of these chemicals presented individually and together, significantly greater numbers of moths were captured in traps baited with acetic acid and 3-methyl-1-butanol, compared to traps baited with acetic acid alone or traps baited with 3-methyl-1-butanol alone. Eighty
more » ... nol alone. Eighty percent of the female true armyworm moths captured in September in traps baited with acetic acid and 3-methyl-1-butanol were unmated and immature (no eggs and with considerable fat body). The remaining 20% of those females captured were mated and had some ovarian development. These results demonstrate attraction of male and female true armyworm moths to the combination of acetic acid and 3-methyl-1butanol and provide a new means of trapping females of this species.
doi:10.1653/0015-4040(2002)085[0182:bsotta]2.0.co;2 fatcat:5to7qxsebnduxknfyrzbzcg574