2019 Insect Trap Data


 Beet Armyworm

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Beet Armyworm, Spodoptera exigua
Seems to be a pest of alfalfa and potatoes on some years. On rare occasions a large army of worms can hatch and take out acres of newly emerged corn.

Photo citation: Mark Dreiling, Bugwood.org

Beet armyworm 2019 population progression New Mexico State Universitys ASC Farmington


 Cabbage Looper

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Cabbage Looper, Trichoplusia ni
Pest of potatoes and cabbage family crops. Seems to be spring pest mostly. Miller moth flutters around lights at night.

Photo citation: Mark Dreiling, Bugwood.org

2019 Cabbage Looper population progress New Mexico State University ASC Farmington relevent crops


 Corn Earworm

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Corn Earworm, Helicoverpa zea
Seems to be a pest of alfalfa and potatoes on some years. On rare occasions a large army of worms can hatch and take out acres of newly emerged corn.

Photo citation: Mark Dreiling, Bugwood.org

2019 Corn Earworm insect trap graph NMSU ASC Farmington


 Fall Armyworm

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Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera exigua
Pest damages as cutworm in all crops in the spring. Moths summer in the mountains and return here in the fall to lay eggs in alfalfa, corn, beans etc.

Photo citation: Mark Dreiling, Bugwood.org

2019 Fall Armyworm population progress graph NMSU ASC Farmington


 Potato Psyllid

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Potato Psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli:
Major pest of potatoes, peppers, and tomatoes in this area. Damage from feeding and transmits liberibacter pathogen known as Zebra Chip,

Photo citation: Whitney Cranshaw, Bugwood.org

2019 Potato Psyllid population growth in 1 NMSU field and 2 Navajo Mesa Farm fields.


 Western Bean Cutworm

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Western Bean Cutworm, Striacosta albicosta
Seems to be a pest of alfalfa and potatoes on some years. On rare occasions a large army of worms can hatch and take out acres of newly emerged corn.

Photo citation: Adam Sisson, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org

2019 Western Bean Cutworm population growth at NMSUs ASC Farmington site