Catch of the Adult Green Garden Looper, Chrysodeixis eriosoma (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), in Sweetpotato Fields in Hawaii

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2018-11-27
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McQuate, Grant T.
Sylva, Charmaine D.
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Hawaiian Entomological Society
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50
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43
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53
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Sweetpotato, Ipomoea batatus (L.) Lamarck, one of the top ten staple crops produced worldwide, was the top volume-producing vegetable crop in Hawaii in 2017. While conducting research on sweetpotato pests in Hawaii, we discovered that the green garden looper, Chrysodeixis eriosoma (Doubleday), was present in sweetpotato fields in Hawaii and we had recurrent non-target catch in traps baited with a binary pheromone lure for the sweetpotato vine borer, Omphisa anastomosalis Guenée. The green garden looper caterpillar is a generalist feeder that has the potential to damage a range of both vegetable and ornamental crops in Hawaii. Herein we report on the non-target catch of C. eriosoma, including documenting the effect of spatial trap location and trap height on trap catch. We also demonstrate that a commercially available lure formulated for C. chalcites is an effective detection/monitoring tool for C. eriosoma in Hawaii, as had previously been demonstrated in New Zealand.
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Omphisa anastomosalis, non-target catch, Ipomoea batatas
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Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society (2018) 50: 43-53.
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