Early Season Insect Trapping

David Owens, Extension Entomologist, owensd@udel.edu

For the next several weeks we will be trapping true armyworm and black cutworm using wire cone traps. This is different from last year when we used universal moth bucket traps. The wire cone traps should result in greater captures. Many thanks to UMD extension agents Maegan Perdue and Emily Zobel along with Extension emeritus Joanne Whalen for assistance with traps.

Trap counts for this week are as follows:

Location TAW/night BCW/night
Willards, MD 0.3 1.9
Salisbury, MD (previous week) 0 0
Laurel 0.7 0.3
Seaford 11.2 5
Harrington 8.8 4.2
Pearson’s Corner 5.3 0.8
Sudlersville, MD 0 1.7