Pheromone trapping networks

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries runs pheromone trapping networks as an early warning system for flying pests. Current trapping networks focus on lepidopteran (moth) pests:

It is important to note that the primary function of pheromone traps is not to provide definitive counts, but to act as an ‘early warning’ for adult presence. In-crop sampling is required to accurately assess the presence of eggs and juvenile stages.