Insect Traps and Lures

Select the insect traps and lures you need to monitor and control pest populations.

Insect traps and lures provide pest managers, farmers and agricultural consultants with an early warning system to detect adult insect emergence. They also help you monitor pest populations so that timely control programs can be implemented. Click on the tabs to learn about specific insects, the crops they damage and find effective solutions.

Scentry Milk Carton Gypsy Moth Trap w/ lid (2-pc.)

Aphid

Aphid

Clemson University,
USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series,
Bugwood.org

Description: Also known as plant lice. Small plant-eating insects. Members of the superfamily Aphidoidea.

Cause Damage To: Many aphids are monophagous (i.e. feed only on one species of plant), but not all are. Some aphid species, like the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae), feed on hundreds of plant species across many families.

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Asian Beetle

Asian Beetle

Scott Bauer,
USDA Agriculture Research Service,
Bugwood.org

Description: Also known as Multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harlequin lady beetle (because of the species' tendency to vary in color from orange to yellow to even black) and Halloween lady beetle (because it invades homes in October in preparation for hibernation). Well-known non-native insect common in both North America and Europe.

Cause Damage To: Crops of tender fruits and grapes. Despite the troubles the Asian lady beetle causes, many farmers still view it as a beneficial insect.

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Bean Beetle

Bean Beetle

Whitney Cranshaw,
Colorado State University,
Bugwood.org

Description: A species of lady beetle and notorious agricultural pest. One of the few lady beetles that feed on plants rather than other insects. Found throughout Mexico and the eastern United States, bean beetles are abundant in wetter/more heavily irrigated areas west of the Rocky Mountains. Do not tolerate extremely dry areas.

Cause Damage To: Bean plants and other legumes. Adult beetles may eat the fruits and flowers of the plants, but generally prefer the leaves.

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Beet Armyworm

Beet Armyworm

Ronald Smith,
Auburn University,
Bugwood.org

Description: Also known as the asparagus fern caterpillar. One of the most well-known agricultural pest insects. Introduced worldwide and is now found almost anywhere its many host crops are grown.

Cause Damage To: Asparagus, beans, peas, sugar and table beets, celery, cole crops, lettuce, potato, tomato, cotton, cereals, oilseeds, tobacco, many flowers and a multitude of weed species

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Black Cutworm

Black Cutworm

Merle Shepard, Gerald R. Carner
and P.A.C Ooi,
Insects and their Natural Enemies Associated with Vegetables and Soybean in Southeast Asia,
Bugwood.org

Description: Also called the Dark sword-grass, is a small noctuid moth found worldwide.

Cause Damage To: The larvae is a serious agricultural pest and feeds on nearly all varieties of vegetables and many important grains

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Clearwing Borer

Clearwing Borer

Whitney Cranshaw,
Colorado State University,
Bugwood.org

Description: Very similar in appearance to a wasp. Distinguished from the wasp in that it is somewhat larger, growing to a length of ¾ to 1½ inches, is amber-colored in addition to black and yellow and lacks a stinger. Found throughout the United States east of the Rocky Mountains.

Cause Damage To: Larvae feed on European Ash, lilac, privet and mountain ash. The larvae destroy the tree's phloem, cutting off the supply of nutrients to the roots, weakening and possibly killing the tree.

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Codling Moth

Codling Moth

Whitney Cranshaw,
Colorado State University,
Bugwood.org

Description: An agricultural pest. Larvae is also known as the common apple worm or maggot. Found almost worldwide.

Cause Damage To: Apples, pears, walnuts and other tree fruits

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Corn Earworm

Corn Earworm

Eugene E. Nelson,
Bugwood.org

Description: A major agricultural pest

Cause Damage To: Mainly corn, but has been known to consume other crops

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Corn Rootworm

Corn Rootworm

Frank Peairs,
Colorado State University,
Bugwood.org

Description: One of the most economically destructive insects of maize in the United States.

Cause Damage To: Corn/maize. Corn rootworm larvae can destroy significant percentages of corn if left untreated.

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Cotton Bollworm

Cotton Bollworm

Paolo Mazzei,
Bugwood.org

Description: Also known as a tomato worm

Cause Damage To: Cotton. The impact of this pest has been and continues to be significant, especially because of the wide range of crops attacked and the natural abundance of the species in the wild.

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European Corn Borer

European Corn Borer

Keith Weller,
USDA Agricultural Research Service,
Bugwood.org

Description: A pest of grain, particularly maize.

Cause Damage To: Ears of corn, as well as the stalks, chewing tunnels, which cause the plants to fall over

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Fall Armyworm

Fall Armyworm

Russ Ottens,
University of Georgia,
Bugwood.org

Description: A longitudinal, pitch-colored stripe runs along each side of the body and a wider, yellowish-gray stripe runs down the back. The head of a larva is often marked with a pale, but prominent, inverted Y.

Cause Damage To: Corn, sorghum and other plants of the grass family are preferred hosts. May also attack alfalfa, beans, peanut, potato, turnip, tomato, cabbage, cucumber, cotton, tobacco and clover.

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Flea Beetle

Flea Beetle

L.L. Berry,
Bugwood.org

Description: Adults are very small- to moderate-sized beetles, having the morphological characteristics of all leaf beetles, but with a greatly enlarged hind femora (singular femur). Many flea beetles are attractively colored.

Cause Damage To: Many major agricultural crops are attacked by flea beetles, including various cruciferous plants such as mustard and rape (particularly canola in north western North America). Numerous garden plants are also subject to flea beetle feeding, such as flowers of Gardenia and Rothmannia by Altica spp. Other flea beetle species are beneficial, feeding on undesirable plants.

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Fruit Fly

Fruit Fly

Jack Dykinga,
USDA Agricultural Research Service,
Bugwood.org

Description: Small nuisance fly with a short lifespan. Some live for less than a week. Most fruit flies lay their eggs in plant tissues, where the larvae find their first food upon emerging.

Cause Damage To: Ripening or fermenting fruits and vegetables

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Fungus Gnat

Fungus Gnat

Johnny N. Dell,
Bugwood.org

Description: Small, dark, short-lived fly

Cause Damage To: Plant roots or fungi and aid in the decomposition of organic matter

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Greenhouse Whitefly

Greenhouse Whitefly

David Cappaert,
Michigan State University,
Bugwood.org

Description: Frequently found in glasshouses and other protected horticultural environments. Adults are 1-2mm in length with yellowish bodies and four wax-coated wings held near parallel to the leaf surface.

Cause Damage To: Adults have the ability to transmit several plant viruses. The crop hosts principally affected are vegetables, such as cucurbits, potatoes and tomatoes. Although, a range of other crop and non-crop plants, including weed species are susceptible, and can therefore harbour the infection.

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Gypsy Moth

Gypsy Moth

David Mohn,
Critters Page (Creatures Great and Small),
Bugwood.org

Description: Caterpillars are black, yellow and white with pencil-like tufts of hair on both ends and thick tufts all along body. Female adults are brownish with plume-like antennae. Thick, furry bodies. Body length: 1-3".

Cause Damage To: Generally prefer oaks, but may feed on several hundred different species of trees and shrubs, both hardwood and conifer.

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Indian Meal Moth

Indian Meal Moth

Whitney Cranshaw,
Colorado State University,
Bugwood.org

Description: The outer two thirds of the forewings are bronze or copper in color while the upper third is yellowish-gray with a dark band at the interface between the two. 16-20mm wingspan.

Cause Damage To: Cereals and dry grain products

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Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle

David Cappaert,
Michigan State University,
Bugwood.org

Description: About 0.6"L and 0.4"W (smaller in Canada) with shiny copper-colored elytra and a shiny green top of the thorax and head.

Cause Damage To: Rose bushes, grapes, canna, crape myrtles and other plants around America

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Leaf Miner

Leaf Miner

Merle Shepard, Gerald R. Carner
and P.A.C Ooi,
Insects and their Natural Enemies Associated with Vegetables and Soybean in Southeast Asia,
Bugwood.org

Description: Larvae that lives within leaf tissue.

Cause Damage To: Garden plants and crops

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Leafhopper

Leafhopper

Susan Ellis,
Bugwood.org

Description: Minute plant-feeding insects found all over the world. They feed on plant sap and can transmit plant-infecting viruses and bacteria.

Cause Damage To: Garden plants and crops

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Maggot Fly

Maggot Fly

Jerry A. Payne,
USDA Agricultural Research Service,
Bugwood.org

Description: Also known as a house fly. The Larvae, a maggot, resembles a small, white worm. Maggots have commonly been linked to the spread of various diseases.

Cause Damage To: Commonly found on rotting plant or animal material

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Oriental Fruit Moth

Oriental Fruit Moth

Clemson University,
USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series,
Bugwood.org

Description: The adult is a small, grayish, mottled moth about 1/4 inch (6-7mm) long and with a wingspan of about 1/2 inch (10-15mm). An anal comb with five "teeth" on the last abdominal segment sets OFM larvae apart from some other larvae which may feed inside fruit.

Cause Damage To: All stone fruit, apples and pears. Late ripening peach cultivars are particularly vulnerable to Oriental Fruit Moths.

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Pear Psylla

Pear Psylla

Whitney Cranshaw,
Colorado State University,
Bugwood.org

Description: About 1/10"L and brownish in color. The wings are transparent and positioned to sloping roof on the body. The larvae are flattened and of yellowish-orange color, that darken with time to a brown-blackish color.

Cause Damage To: Develops only on pears

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Pecan Nut Casebearer

Pecan Nut Casebearer

Jerry A. Payne,
USDA Agricultural Research Service,
Bugwood.org

Description: The adult casebearer is a gray to almost black moth about ? inch long. Each female lays 50-150 eggs during her 5-8 day life. Eggs are oval shaped, flat and very small (.36 X .65 mm), just large enough to be seen with the unaided eye. Eggs are greenish white or white when first laid. Casebearer larvae are olive-gray to jade green in color and reach a length of about ½ inch in length.

Cause Damage To: Casebearer larvae tunnel into pecan nutlets shortly after pollination, often destroying all of the nutlets in a cluster.

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Pink Bollworm

Pink Bollworm

Peggy Greb,
USDA Agricultural Research Service,
Bugwood.org

Description: The adult is a small, thin, gray moth with fringed wings. The larvae is a white, eight-legged caterpillar with striped pink banding along its body. The caterpillars grow to about 1/2"L.

Cause Damage To: Cotton

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Shore Fly

Shore Fly

Whitney Cranshaw,
Colorado State University,
Bugwood.org

Description: Tiny fly that can be found near seashores or at smaller inland waters, such as ponds.

Cause Damage To: The damage caused by shore flies consists primarily in the excrement ("fly specks") left on the foliage of bedding plants and other ornamentals.

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Tent Caterpillar

Tent Caterpillar

William M. Ciesla,
Forest Health Management International,
Bugwood.org

Description: Readily recognized because they are social, colorful, diurnal and build conspicuous silk tents in the branches of host trees.

Cause Damage To: Wild cherry, apple and crabapple, but may be found on hawthorn, maple, cherry, peach, pear and plum as well.

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Thrip

Thrip

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – Forestry Archive,
Bugwood.org

Description: Tiny and slender with fringed wings

Cause Damage To: Feeds by piercing plant cells with its paired maxillary stylets, which form a feeding tube. Feeds on hundreds of different crop plants, especially during flowering where it also feeds on pollen.

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Tobacco Budworm

Tobacco Budworm

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set,
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company,
Bugwood.org

Description: Moth is about 3/4"L (19 mm), with a wing span of 1 to 1.5 inches (25–37 mm). Eggs are spherical and flattened with 10 to 15 perpendicular rows of toothed ribs. Newly hatched larvae have several rows of dark tubercles along the back, each bearing one or two bristles.

Cause Damage To: Alfalfa, clover, cotton, flax, soybean and tobacco. However, it sometimes attacks vegetables such as cabbage, cantaloupe, lettuce, pea, pepper, pigeon pea, squash and tomato, especially when cotton or other favored crops are abundant.

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Walnut Husk Fly

Walnut Husk Fly

Natasha Wright,
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services,
Bugwood.org

Description: About the size of a housefly and very colorful. It has a yellow spot just below the areas where the wings are attached and iridescent, greenish eyes. The wings have three prominent dark bands, one of which extends around the wing to form a V-shape. The banded wings distinguish it from other flies found in the walnut orchard. Larvae feed in groups within the husk and are not seen unless the skin of the damaged husk is removed. Dark, soft blotches on maturing husks are a good clue to husk fly presence.

Cause Damage To: The primary damage from the husk fly is staining of the nutshell, which is a problem in commercial orchards where nuts are grown for in-shell sale, but can be tolerated in backyard situations. Feeding by the husk fly maggots also causes the damaged husks to stick to the shell, making them difficult to remove. An early-season husk fly infestation (June to mid-August) may result in shriveled, moldy kernels.

Source: UC IPM Online

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Whitefly

Whitefly

Ronald Smith,
Auburn University,
Bugwood.org

Description: Tiny, snow-white insect that (when viewed under a magnifying glass) resembles a moth.

Cause Damage To: Bedding plants, cotton, strawberries, vegetables and poinsettias. In addition to attacking many different crops, whiteflies are difficult to control. The immature stages are small and difficult to detect. Growers often buy plants, unaware of the whitefly infestation present.

Source: http://www.pestproducts.com/whiteflies.htm

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Yellow Jacket

Yellow Jacket

Whitney Cranshaw,
Colorado State University,
Bugwood.org

Description: Most are black and yellow, some are black and white and others may have a red abdomen instead of black. They can be identified by their distinctive markings, small size, their occurrence only in colonies and a characteristic, rapid, side-to-side flight pattern prior to landing. They are often mistakenly called "bees."

Cause Damage To: Considered quite beneficial to agriculture since they feed abundantly on harmful flies and caterpillars. It is their boldness (sometimes aggressiveness) and painful stinging ability that cause most concern.

Source: http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2075.html

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