The fluctuation in seasonal abundance of pickleworm was reported to be due to changes in temperature (Pena et al.
Larval spatial patterns and sequential sampling plan for pickleworm, Diaphonia/ nitidalis (Stoll) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), on summer squash.
Photoperiod and temperature effects on the occurrence and periodicity of mating in pickleworm moths (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
For cantaloupe melons, fruit bagging appears to be an alternative to insecticide application; preliminary studies have reported a high incidence of pests causing damage to the epidermis and fruit pulp, such as the pickleworm
(Diaphania nitidalis), thus making insecticide application unsuitable for melon commercialization (SOBRINHO et al.
Squash leaf glandular trichome volatiles: Identification and influence on behavior of female pickleworm
moth (Diaphnia nitidalis Stoll.
Natural biological control and key mortality factors of the pickleworm
, Diaphania nitidalis Stoll (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), in cucumber.
Female sex pheromone of the pickleworm
, Diaphania nitidalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
, which come up out of the ground to bore holes in cucurbits, can't get to vegetables hanging on a fence.
Many are named after that one particular crop that they ingest most--like pickleworms
, melon-worms, and sweetpotato weevils.
Cucumbers, squash and melons Pickleworms
prefer cucumbers, but will happily munch their way through a nicesquash or melon.
I place a piece of cardboard or plastic under each pumpkin to shield it from pickleworms
Lopez and other ARS researchers at Charleston, South Carolina, and Ames, Iowa, have tested the attractant on melonworms, pickleworms
, cabbage and soybean loopers, and on European corn borers that alone cause losses of $350 million each year.