نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
عنوان مقاله [English]
The Pistachio twig borer moth, Kermania pistaciella (Lepidoptera: Tineidae) is one of the most important pests of Pistachio in Iran. In this study the effects of type, side of trap placement on the tree canopy and location of pheromone traps in capturing the adults were evaluated. The experiment was designed in factorial trails in a completely randomized design including two shapes of traps (Delta and Funnel) and two cardinal directions (north and south) in Pistachio orchards of Shahinshahr Meimeh district (Isfahan, Iran) in three locations. The distance between traps was 50 meters with two replications and they were checked from late March until May 2012 once a week and captured adult moths were counted. According to the obtained results, start, peak and end of male moth capture in pheromone traps were 8 and 28 of April and 19 May, respectively. Funnel trap captured significantly more adults than Delta trap and no significant difference were found between cardinal directions and orchard locations in capturing the adults.