Thursday, 9 June 2016

Weekly Update (June 8, 2016; Wk 06) - Predicted Bertha Armyworm

Bertha armyworm (Lepidoptera: Mamestra configurataBertha armyworm (BAW) pupal development is progressing well owing to the recent warmer weather.  Moths should have appeared in pheromone traps the week of June 5, 2016!

Those monitoring BAW pheromone traps may want to compare trap “catches” to the following reference photo kindly shared by Saskatchewan Agriculture below:

Provincial staff coordinate BAW pheromone trapping across the prairies and summarize cumulative counts in report or map formats:
Saskatchewanians.... Watch for future Insect Reports.  
Manitobans..... Watch for future Insect and Disease Reports.  
● Albertans......  Refer to the live 2016 map reporting Bertha armyworm pheromone trap interceptions.  A copy of the map (retrieved June 8, 2016) is below for reference.