KAC Citrus Entomology
University of California
KAC Citrus Entomology


Leafminer Pheromone Trap

Citrus leafminer moth with spots on tip of wings
Citrus leafminer moth with spots on tip of wings
Pheromone traps:  A highly effective synthetic female pheromone has been developed that can be used to monitor populations of male moths of citrus leafminer.  Here you can see a male moth stuck to a trap.  The moths are easily recognized by the black spots on the tips of their wings.

Sources of Traps and Lures
: Traps and lures can be purchased from the following suppliers:

ISCA Technologies, Inc.
2060 Chicago Ave. #C2
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 686-5008
Alpha Scents, Inc.
7676 Tuttle Road
Bridgeport, NY 13030
(315) 699-1991

Leaf Sampling


The larval and pupal stages can be sampled by examining the terminal leaves of shoots for live stages.  The percentage of shoots with live larvae is a measure of the level of infestation of the orchard. 
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