Trap should be used with ends open. Trap color is up to the State and does not affect trap efficacy.
Climate Suitability Map
A Climate suitability map
is now available. This survey should only be considered in the states with appropriate climate conditions and suitable hosts for this moth.
The map was produced by the SAFARIS Team. SAFARIS is a modeling framework that enables PPQ to quickly respond to emergencies, efficiently survey for pests, and assess potential pest impacts by collecting critical geospatial data and developing predictive models. SAFARIS is developed and maintained by the NC State University, Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) with support from PPQ PERAL.
The SAFARIS team used a climate suitability model for summer fruit tortrix moth occurrence in the continental United States, that was developed by PPQ PERAL and NCSU CIPM, to support CAPS survey planning. The model predicts the suitability of an area for summer fruit tortrix moth occurrence based on the likelihood of favorable climate conditions for the moth occurring using tools and data within SAFARIS. The detailed method used in this assessment is described here