The Hines Report
Every year, Ron Hines establishes traps at locations in the central and southern
part of Illinois to monitor flights of several species of adult
moths and beetles during the spring and summer months. He uses specific
pheromones to capture specific insects in different types of traps.
By monitoring the flights of these species and recording the dates
and densities of captures, we can predict other biological activities
(e.g., egg laying, occurrence of larval stages, occurrence of injury).
This information can be used to schedule scouting and/or management
FS Seed Agronomist--S. Region
Ron's comments on this
Ron establishes traps early in the spring at the following locations:
- Franklin County, near West Frankfort, IL
- Marion County, near Odin, IL
- Pulaski County, near no-till upland
cornfield near Ullin, IL
- Sangamon County, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL
- St. Clair County, SIU-Belleville Research Center near Belleville, IL
He uses the following types of traps to capture adults of the following
The black cutworm traps are checked daily. All other traps are
checked twice per week. Lures are changed every two weeks. The numbers
of moths and beetles captured at each site for a one-week period
are recorded in tables. The manufacturers of the specific lures
are indicated in the column headings of the tables.
Please click on the location of interest to link to a table of
the weekly captures indicated previously. Other moths and beetles
occasionally are captured, and these are reported in the "Other"
column. Their identities, when known, are indicated.