The T.A. PheroLure ® contains the female Tomato leaf minor (Tuta absoluta) pheromone for
the monitoring of male Tomato leaf minor in combination with the Insect Science (Pty) Ltd Yellow Delta Trap ® in Tomatoes.
(E,Z,Z) – 3, 8, 11 – Tetradecatrienyl
0,76 mg / lure
(E,Z) – 3,8 – Tetradecadienyl 0,04 mg/lure
Fields should be divided up into monitoring areas of approximately 5 hectare; this is the maximum
area that can be monitored by a single trap.
The trap should be placed in the middle of the 5-hectare area.
A higher trap density may be necessary where the field or orchard is not uniform in shape, where
there are steep slopes and gulley’s.
Prevailing winds may also affect the trap effectiveness and therefore a higher density may be
Suspend the trap onto a trap stand or bottom 1/3 or the crop that will ensure effective pheromone
Ensure that the trap is not hung in the working row to avoid mechanical damage from tractors etc.
Remove all leaves and branches that may obstruct entrance to the trap.
Place trap in the direction of the prevailing winds to maximise spreading of the pheromone.
Identify every trap with a number for reference and recording purposes.
Place traps out at the beginning of the production season.
The counts obtained from the trap are indications of the population pressure and dynamics thus
consultation with your local pest management advisor for accurate interpretation of the moth
counts is advisable.