WSDA Logo2002 ENTOMOLOGY PROJECT REPORT - WSDA PUB 082 (N/04/03)
Laboratory Services Divison, Pest Program
Washington State Department of Agriculture

 

 

 

2002 Pheromone-trap Detection Survey for Leek Moth, Acrolepiopsis assectella (Zeller, 1893) (Lepidoptera: Acrolepiidae), an Exotic Pest of Allium spp.

Eric H. LaGasa1, John Agnesani2, Sahabra Tipton2, and  Denise Bowden2

Executive Summary

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.

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