Do not include lures for other target species in the trap when trapping for this target.
IMPORTANT: The three-component lure inhibits Lymantria dispar dispar (European gypsy moth); therefore, this lure should be used for surveys in areas with established European gypsy moth populations to reduce large catches of European gypsy moth.
In addition, the three-component lure has been shown to have higher nun moth captures in European populations. Therefore, the three-component lure may be more effective at detecting moths coming from European populations (i.e., in the Eastern United States and other areas along this pathway of introduction).
The one-component lure should only be used in areas without established European gypsy moth populations. The one-component and three-component lures are equally effective at detecting Asian populations; therefore, the one-component lure is acceptable for use in states that would expect the pathway of nun moth to be from Asia.
Lance (2006) states that L. monacha traps should not be assembled at the same time and space as L. dispar lures. They should also be transported separately to prevent cross contamination as L. monacha lure components are potent inhibitors of male L. dispar.
Morphological. Adults should be identified by a taxonomist with expertise in the Lymantriidae family.
Lymantria dispar (gypsy moth) and Panthea coenobita.