Kentucky has several hundred licensed nurseries in the state; thus, it is an important industry and source of revenue.  Nursery inspectors employed by the Office of the State Entomologist at the University of Kentucky inspect each nursery yearly to look for pests of regulatory concern.  This survey will augment those yearly inspections by allowing for targeted surveys of several moth pests of concern. 

For the  nursery survey we will set 5 different traps in 10 nurseries. Each trap targets a different Lepidopteran pest of concern: Summer Fruit Tortix, Variegated Golden Tortrix, False Codling Moth, Oak Processionary Moth, and Green Oak Tortrix.  One trap for each insect pest, baited with the appropriate lure, will be in place from April/May to September/October.  

False Codling Moth

False Codling Moth


Green Oak Tortrix

Green Oak Tortrix


Summer Fruit Tortrix

Summer Fruit Tortrix