Various trap types were evaluated for catching western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), and hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae). More western flower thrips were attracted to blue (458-nm peak reflectance) sticky card traps compared with yellow (560 nm) or white sticky card traps. Blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs; 465-nm peak emission) increased the efficacy of blue sticky card traps for catching western flower thrips. Numbers of western flower thrips caught on blue flat rectangular card traps were increased 2.0–2.5 times when cards were equipped with blue LEDs. Hoverflies adults are pollinators, and larvae are natural enemies of aphids and other pest insects. Hoverfly adults were attracted to blue sticky card traps. Nylon screen cages effectively excluded the hoverflies from the blue sticky card traps.
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