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

Corn earworm: Moth activity remains seasonably low, similar to this time last season.

Beet armyworm: Moth activity increased slightly in some locations in Dome Valley.

Cabbage looper: Cabbage looper moth activity remains above normal over the past 2 weeks with the higher nighttime low temperatures.

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

Thrips: Thrips activity increased slightly in some locations, particularly in the Yuma Valley.

Aphids: Trap activity for aphids is down in most traps locations, comparable to last season. However, most aphids captured on traps were green peach aphids.

Leafminers: Adult activity remain at seasonal low levels at most trap locations; activity up somewhat in Dome Valley.

Diamondback moth: Moth activity is at seasonal low levels with the exception of a few traps in the north and south Yuma Valley.
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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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