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Table 3 Total count of T. absoluta moths collected by the sex pheromone and sticky traps associated with sequential applications during cultivated season

From: Influence of insect traps and insecticides sequential application as a tactic for management of tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick), (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)

Month Inspection time (week) Mean no. captured adults/trap Temp. average (°C) Humidity average (%)
Sex pheromone traps Sticky traps
Treatment ± (SD) Control ± (SD) Treatment ± (SD) Control ± (SD)
Vegetative stage
April 3rd week 263 ± 16 241 ± 20 8.4 ± 2.3 8.0 ± 1.7 24.5 44.4
4th week 259 ± 19 268 ± 17 7.4 ± 1.7 9.0 ± 3.3 26.8 38.3
Mean 261 ± 17.5 254.5 ± 18.5 7.9 ± 2.0 8.5 ± 2.5 25.7 41.4
May 1st week 312 ± 11 327 ± 15 10.6 ± 3.0 15.0 ± 2.7 24.8 43.0
2nd week 463 ± 31 583 ± 24 11.0 ± 2.3 17.5 ± 3.7 24.4 43.7
3rd week 397 ± 27 533 ± 29 11.4 ± 3.7 18.0 ± 3.0 26.5 39.2
4th week 436 ± 34 567 ± 31 15.8 ± 2.0 22.5 ± 2.0 25.6 37.5
Mean 402 ± 25.8 502.5 ± 24.8 12.2 ± 2.8 18.25 ± 2.9 25.3 40.9
June 1st week 588 ± 22 873 ± 17 15.8 ± 3.3 26.0 ± 3.0 27.6 35.6
2nd week 547 ± 36 963 ± 34 14.2 ± 2.7 30.0 ± 2.0 28.4 34.2
3rd week 631 ± 29 1346 ± 42 17.0 ± 3.7 33.5 ± 3.3 27.4 35.9
General mean 432.89 ± 25 633.40 ± 25.4 12.40 ± 2.7 19.94 ± 2.7 26.20 39.10
Fruiting stage
4th week 625 ± 19 1795 ± 47 16.4 ± 4.3 35.0 ± 2.3 26.9 36.1
Mean 597.8 ± 26.5 1244.2 ± 35 15.85 ± 3.5 31.13 ± 2.7 27.6 35.5
July 1st week 691 ± 34 1935 ± 51 23.2 ± 3.7 36.5 ± 3.0 27.3 35.7
2nd week 715 ± 42 1905 ± 37 27.0 ± 2.7 33.3 ± 2.7 28.6 34.7
3rd week 734 ± 28 1827 ± 49 29.8 ± 4.3 31.5 ± 4.3 31.5 31.6
Mean 713.3 ± 34.7 1244 ± 45.7 26.67 ± 3.6 33.77 ± 3.1 29.1 34.0
General mean 691.3 ± 26.8 1865.5 ± 31.8 24.10 ± 3.1 34.08 ± 2.8 28.6 34.5