Field testing webbing clothes moth pheromone traps: Methods and results

Christine Del Re and David Mueller


The following points will be covered in the short presentation:

  • A brief history of moth activity and problems in the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH)
  • A quick discussion of the development of the webbing clothes pheromone trap
  • The rationale and procedures for field testing the pheromone traps at FMNH
  • The trapping program itself – design, location and spacing of traps, expected results
  • Preliminary results
  • Follow-up – steps taken to reduce moth problems, and how the use of the traps helped further define the problem.

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1995 | St. Paul | Volume 3