Pheromone trap to be used in combination with Attract pheromone dispensers.
The Tutasan® water trap is specially designed for monitoring and trapping the South American Leaf miner moth Tuta absoluta.
Plate: a red plate with an integrated overflow system.
Basket with lid: a green basket with a white lid to put in the pheromone lure.
For monitoring and trapping moths, such as Tuta absoluta.
Distribute the water traps equally over the greenhouse. Place it within the plant lines, on substrate flap or at ± 20 cm
height from the soil. Fill the trap with water till reaching the maximum level of the overflow system. Pour approximately
100 ml of vegetable oil to create an oil film on the water surface. Connect a drip irrigation tube onto the trap. This
will compensate the evaporation and maintain a correct water level in the trap. The overflow system prevents losses
of oil when draining the excess of water. Put the pheromone lure in the green basket; close it with the white lid. Fix the
closed basket in the hole located in the centre of the red plate.
Use 20-30 water traps per hectare.
Tuta absoluta is a small leafminer belonging to Gelechiidae family (Order: Lepidoptera).
It causes economic damage, especially in tomato, with potential harvest losses up to 50-100% in untreated crops.
The Tuta larva pierces into leaves, stems and fruits. Also, secondary infections can occur at damaged sites.
This leafminer is also found in other ‘nightshade’ crops.
Tuta is native to South America. Since 2006 this species is also found in the Mediterranean, and recently in Western Europe.