Western Bean Cutworm Monitoring Update for Week Ending August 11, 2017

Western bean cutworm adult

Western bean cutworm (WBCW) populations continue to decrease across monitoring counties in Ohio. A total of 80 traps were monitored in 22 counties. Overall, 370 WBCW adults were captured. The state average also continues to decrease from 9 WBCW (week ending August 4) to 5 WBCW (week ending August 11).

Amy Raudenbush, Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel, Mark Badertscher, Lee Beers, Amanda Bennett, JD Bethel, Bruce Clevenger, Sam Custer, Thomas Dehaas, Allen Gahler, Jason Hartschuh, Rory Lewandowski, Cecelia Lokai-Minnich, David Marrison, Sarah Noggle, Les Ober, Adrian Pekarcik, Eric Richer, Garth Ruff, John Schoenhals, Jeff Stachler, Alan Sundermeier, Curtis Young, and Chris Zoller monitored moth traps this past week.

 

Figure 1.  Average western bean cutworm (WBCW trap counts within participating counties for week ending August 11, 2017.  Number represents the average WBCW per trap in each county.

Figure 2.  Overall average number of western bean cutworm adults captured in traps in Ohio in 2017.

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