Intensive Capture

The first intensive pheromone trap captures of black cutworm moths mark the arrival of the first significant migratory flight. Intensive captures are indicated when at least eight black cutworm moths are captured over two nights in a sticky wing trap, or at least 17 moths are caught over one night in the larger Texas-style metal cone trap.


For additional information on black cutwork activity, field monitoring and control recommendations, contact Wayne Bailey at