Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 14, Issue 10, pp 1857–1866 | Cite as

Application of sex attractants for monitoring the pea moth,Cydia nigricana (F.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)



The use of sex attractants to monitor the pea moth,Cydia nigricana (F.) in the United Kingdom is decribed. Two systems are currently available: one for use in combining (dry-harvested) peas for human consumption or seed, and one for use in vining peas for freezing or canning. The development and details of both systems are reviewed and their commercial application discussed.

Key words

Pea moth Cydia nigricana Lepidoptera Tortricidae sex attractant pheromone monitoring peas Pisum sativum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Wall
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Entomology and NematologyAFRC Institute of Arable Crops Research, Rothamsted Experimental StationHarpendenUK

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