Horse Chestnut Leafminer Trap

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Price: £19.95

Horse Chestnut leaf mining moth [ Cameraria ohridella ] arrived in the southern Britain  2002-3 and has spread North since, infecting larger and larger areas of Horse chestnut trees. The Horse Chestnut leaf miner moth reproduces in large numbers with 200-300 eggs being laid on each leaf from May-August. The damage is caused by the larvae of the moths mining in the leaves of the trees. The moths often merge giving the leaves a white blotched appearance. The leaves then dry out, browning, before falling off prematurely. This causes the tree to have an autumnal appearance as early as August. The long terms effects on the Horse chestnut tree are still being examined but the trees appear weakened and could be more vulnerable to attack from pathogens.

The Horse Chestnut Leafminer trap uses a specific pheromone lure to attract and catch male Horse chestnut moth adults into the trap. This reduces mating and therefore egg laying. The traps are capable of catching many hundreds of adult Horse chestnut adults.

Hang one trap per tree in April. The pheromone lure will last for about six weeks and should be replaced 2-3 times between April and August to catch as many hatching generations. The trap is filled with water and the Horse Chestnut leafminer fall into this after being attracted by the pheromone lure.

Each trap is supplied with three pheromone lures. Lures can be bought separately each year to use with the trap.

Customer review -

"Just want to let you know that this is the first year that we’ve used the traps on the two Horse Chestnuts we have. Whilst there is still a problem with the moth larvae there has been a noticeable reduction in early leaf fall. We're usually picking up leaves from the garden from early Summer but that hasn’t happened this year. Thanks very much for an excellent product and hopefully next year there will be a further improvement. "     Mr & Mrs B from Nottingham  (22/09/15)




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