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Spatial and temporal distribution of Ephestia cautella (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in a confectionery factory: Causal factors and management implications

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Bowditch, TG and Madden, JL, Spatial and temporal distribution of Ephestia cautella (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in a confectionery factory: Causal factors and management implications, Journal of Stored Products Research, 32, (2) pp. 123-130. ISSN 0022-474X (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/0022-474X(96)00008-2

Abstract

A pheromone trapping system was established in a confectionery factory to monitor Ephestia cautella activity. E. cautella was found to be distributed throughout the factory in an aggregated pattern, which persisted for most of the study. The highly restricted nature of the population indicated that the blanket application of synergised pyrethrins was unnecessary in most areas. Analysis also indicated that the application of pyrethrins had little influence on the distribution of E. cautella or male moth capture rate. Hygiene, and the distance from an area regarded as a population source, were found to most influence E. cautella distribution. It was concluded that an integrated management strategy relying on pheromone trapping to monitor adult E. cautella plus improved sanitation practices to remove existing larval rearing sites and minimize potential development sites, was likely to provide superior control of E. cautella than the blanket application of synergised pyrethrins.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Crop and Pasture Production
Research Field:Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Other Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Field:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products not elsewhere classified
Author:Bowditch, TG (Mr Terence Graham Bowditch)
Author:Madden, JL (Dr John Madden)
ID Code:8783
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-22
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