Lep Monitoring Update: FAW Trapping Continues

Fall Army Worm Caterpillars

Fall Armyworm

The majority of counties monitoring for FAW had low trap numbers from August 29th through September 4th with the exception of Lucas, Sandusky and Paulding counties which reported averages of 30, 20.7, and 8.7 moths, respectively (Figure 1). The overall statewide average for FAW was up slightly from the previous week with an average of 4.5 moths per trap (3.9 last week). We will continue monitoring and reporting FAW numbers in Ohio through the end of September.

Fall Armyworm Moth Map

August 29 – September 4, 2022

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Figure 1. Average fall armyworm (FAW) moths captured from August 29th through September 4th. 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.

Thank you to the following individuals and Educators for placing and monitoring traps in your counties; Amy Raudenbush, Suranga Basnagala, Kyle Akred, Mark Badertscher, Lee Beers, Nick Eckel, Allen Gahler, Andrew Holden, Ed Lentz, David Marrison, Clifton Martin, Sarah Noggle, Richard Purdin, Eric Richer, Clint Schroeder, Frank Thayer, Cindy Wallace, Curtis Young, Chris Zoller, Andy Michel and Kelley Tilmon.

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