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Project ID: ICA4-CT-2001-10004
Funded under: FP5-INCO 2
Country: Greece

Improved monitoring of Palpita unionalis by use of a pheromone based trap system

An effective pheromone trap was developed to monitor the Jasmine moth Palpita unionalis population in all the participating olive growing countries. Essential information about population density, start and end of the moth flight periods in relation to the phenology of the olive tree as well as to the particular habitat was obtained. The jasmine moth was caught sporadically in Portugal, Tunisia and Greece, however since the moth migrates population outbreak occurs periodically in these countries and the monitoring of the moth population is recommended.

In Egypt the moth was collected frequently, where continuous captures with several peaks suggested an overall seasonal activity of this insect. The improved pheromone dispensers and traps for P. unionalis are now commercialised by NoVagrica Hellas S.A. and used in Greece and other countries.

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NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 'DEMOKRITOS'
Patriarchou Grigoriou & Neapoleos
153 10 AGIA PARASKEVI
Greece
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