These powerful pheromone lures attract male moths by mimicking the scent of the female moth. Each lure product is species-specific and can be used to monitor activity of the adult population of that species. We currently supply pheromone lures for:
- Carob moth (Ectomyelois ceratoniae)
- Codling moth (Cydia pomonella)
- Corn earworm (Helicoverpa armigera formerly Heliothis armigera)
- Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda)
- Light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana)
- Native budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera, formerly Heliothis punctigera)
- Oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta)
Monitoring these moths with pheromone traps gives an early warning of the arrival or emergence of the pest and gives an indication of pest pressure throughout the season. This information can be used to improve pest management decisions.
Use these pheromone lures with our delta traps or bucket traps. Check traps weekly, removing any moths and incidental insects from the sticky base of the delta trap or the inside of the bucket trap. Replace the sticky inserts in delta traps when they become filled with dust or insects. Replace the pheromone lures monthly.
- Carob moth is a major pest of almonds. It may also attack a wide range of other hosts including acacia, apple, carob, citrus, date, fig, and pomegranate. Commence monitoring at petal-fall and continue until harvest.
- Codling moth is a serious pest of pome fruit and can also infest stone fruit, quinces and walnuts. Commence monitoring at petal-fall and continue until mid autumn.
- Corn earworm and native budworm (both commonly referred to as Heliothis) are pests of a wide range of crops including vegetables, tree and vine crops, ornamentals, and broad-acre crops. Use pheromone traps to determine the timing and size of flights of adult moths. A bucket trap is more suitable than a delta trap for this pest.
- Fall armyworm is an invasive pest that feeds on hundreds of plant species including maize, rice, sorghum, sugarcane and wheat, as well as fruit, vegetable and cotton crops. It is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, and since 2016 has spread to Africa, the Indian subcontinent, China and South East Asia. It was first detected on mainland Australia in February 2020 and remains a serious biosecurity threat. Sightings of this pest (including catches using the species-specific pheromone lure) should be reported to the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881. A bucket trap is more suitable than a delta trap for this pest.
- Light brown apple moth is a serious pest of vineyards and a wide range of other crops. It over-winters on broadleaf weeds, so monitoring should commence early in the season (as early as August in some regions).
- Oriental fruit moth is a pest of stone fruit and pears. Commence monitoring at petal-fall, and continue until one month after the last variety is harvested.