Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

Midwest USA Suction Trap Network

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The Suction Trap Network (STN) is a set of suction traps located in multiple states in the Midwest, plus Louisiana. More details about the STN can be found in Lagos-Kutz et al. (2020) Researchers continued monitoring for aphids and other insects despite the quarantine due to COVID-19. The objective of the STN is to monitor aphids of agricultural interest, to detect invasive species, to track the phenology of Resseliella maxima (soybean gall midge), Frankliniella tritici (Eastern flower thrips), and Neohydatothrips variabilis (soybean thrips, vectors of Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus or SVNV), Empoasca fabae (potato leafhopper), and Orius insidiosus (pirate minute bugs). Other researchers have requested hover flies, whiteflies, and flying ants be added to the monitoring list, to study their spatial and temporal distributions as well as perform genetic population studies.


How to Cite: Lagos-Kutz, D. , Seiter, N. , Hodgson, E. W. & Hartman, G. (2022) “Midwest USA Suction Trap Network”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports. 2021(1).