Pheromone-trap Detection Survey for Leek Moth, Acrolepiopsis assectella
(Zeller, 1893) (Lepidoptera: Acrolepiidae), an Exotic Pest of Allium spp.
John Agnesani2, Sahabra Tipton2,
and Denise Bowden2
Leek Moth is an important
Asian pest of onions and related Allium spp. Larval
feeding damages all parts of the plant, including bulbs, which causes rot in
storage. An established population found in the Ottawa, Canada, area in the
early 1990's is the only known N. A. occurrence. This project did not detect
the pest in a 396 pheromone-trap survey of counties along the I-5 corridor.