The Trapping Line: April 23
UPDATE(4/25): Additional volunteers needed. Kelly Estes, Coordinator of the Illinois Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey suggests anyone interested in monitoring traps contact her at: email@example.com or 217-333-1005.
Currently, black cutworm moth pheromone traps are active in the University of Illinois insect monitoring program. Traps for other species will be brought online as the season progresses. Extension Educators and volunteers monitor the traps and report the results through the North Central IPM PIPE system, hosted by Iowa State University. We will keep you updated about the trapping network here in the Bulletin.
Here is the current list of black cutworm moth captures:
The full website and current map can be found here.
The first date to expect damage is calculated based on growing degree day accumulations after the first intense flight, nine or more moths in a 2-day period.