Lep Monitoring Update: FAW Trapping Continues – Numbers Low in Ohio

Fall armyworm trapping

Fall Armyworm

Additional counties set up Fall armyworm (FAW) traps over the past week, resulting in a total of 18 counties monitoring across the state. The majority of counties reported low numbers of FAW (an average of 7 or less moths per week), except Lucas, Putnam and Wood counties (Figure 1). The overall statewide average was up slightly with 3.9 moths per trap (3.4 last week). We will continue monitoring and reporting FAW numbers in Ohio over the next 4 weeks.

Fall Armyworm Moth Map

August 22 - 28, 2022


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Figure 1. Average fall armyworm (FAW) moths captured from August 22nd through August 28th. The large number indicates the average moth count for the week and the small number in parentheses is the total traps set up in the county.

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