Pheromone lure for citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella. Nature identical, species specific, high isomeric purity pheromone loaded in controlled release rubber septa dispenser lure. ISCAlure-Citrella has been independently tested to have the highest isomeric purity among commercially available citrus leafminer lures. Isomeric purity has been determined to be an important factor in efficacy and longevity of citrus leafminer lures.
ISCAlure-Citrella is formulated with the nature identical pheromone blend of the citrus leafminer pheromone. Independent analysis of ISCAlure-Citrella and other competitor CLM lures have shown that the nature identical CLM pheromone blend is not used in competitor lures, or it is not used with the optimal isomeric purity or pheromone blend, which is one of the causes for the lower efficacy and longevity of competitor CLM lures. For more information about CLM pheromone lure analysis, and the field efficacy and longevity of CLM pheromone lures, please click here.
These are the same lures selected and deployed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and extension entomologists for monitoring and trapping programs for Phyllocnistis citrella.
Field life: 8 to 12 weeks depending on environmental conditions.
Packaging and shipping: Packaging in re-sealable air-tight moisture barrier bag. Please allow 2 to 3 business days for this product to ship.
Shelf life: 2 years (or more) if refrigerated. For short term storage of less than 2 months, store in cool indoor area (or air-conditioned area if available). For long term storage of more than 2 months, store in refrigerator (or freezer for longer shelf life). Instructions: Species specific instruction sheet included. Insect traps are sold separately.
Instruction Sheet: ISCAlure-Citrella
- CLMs are attracted to new flush of growth. Avoid pruning live branches more than once a year, so that the cycles of flushing are uniform and short. Once the leaves harden, CLM is less likely to oviposit (lay eggs) on these leaves. Do not prune leaves damaged by CLM because undamaged areas of the leaves continue to produce food for the tree. Do not apply nitrogen fertilizer at times of the year when CLM populations are high as new flush of growth will be damaged.
- Environmentally friendly CLM management solutions like ISCAlure for Citrus Leafminer (which emit the nature identical CLM pheromone) are effective for managing low to medium levels of CLM infestation. At high levels of infestation, additional measures such as the use of insecticides may be needed to supplement the environmentally friendly solutions.
- The effectiveness of CLM control measures on your property may be contingent on the effectiveness of CLM control measures in host plants in your vicinity. If CLM is not well controlled (or uncontrolled) in host plants in your vicinity, they can reproduce in these host plants and migrate to nearby host plants.
- Unused rubber septa type pheromone lures should be sealed in air-tight bag/container and stored in refrigerator. For longer product shelf life, store in a cool and dry place, and covered up to prevent dust build-up.