Pheromone trap

Type of insect trap that uses pheromones to lure insects / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A pheromone trap is a type of insect trap that uses pheromones to lure insects. Sex pheromones and aggregating pheromones are the most common types used. A pheromone-impregnated lure, as the red rubber septa in the picture, is encased in a conventional trap such as a bottle trap, Delta trap, water-pan trap, or funnel trap. Pheromone traps are used both to count insect populations by sampling, and to trap pests such as clothes moths to destroy them.

Chamaesphecia empiformis (Sesiidae) on a red rubber septa pheromone lure