What Insects

Do We Catch?

What Insects 

Do We Catch?

The rule of thumb is simple: if an insect is attracted to light and flys at night, the Vortex Insect Trap has the potential to catch it.

A comprehensive list of insects and the affected crops are listed below.

The effectiveness of the Vortex Insect Trap has been scientifically proven. But like any pest management tool, it works differently in diverse environments and situations. As part of our ongoing service to you, we would be pleased to discuss your specific needs with you.

Insect-Type with Potential for

Light Trapping Technique

Crops affected

Bean pod-borer
Maruca testulalis
Navy Beans, Soybeans, Mung Beans, Chickpeas, Cowpeas, Pigeon Peas
Beet webworm
Spoladea recurvalis
Pastures/Pasture Seed, Beetroot and Carrots
Budworm
Helicoverpa punctigera
Cotton,  Navy Beans, Soybeans, Mung Beans, Chickpeas, Cowpeas, Pigeon Peas, Linseed, Tobacco, Ginger, Tobacco, Tomatoes, Cape Gooseberries, Egg Fruit
Cabbage centre grub
Hellula hydralis
Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kohl-rabi, Parsnips, Turnips
Cabbage cluster caterpillar
Crocidolomia pavonana
Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kohl-rabi, Parsnips, Turnips
Cabbage moth / Diamond back moth
Plutella xylostella
Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kohl-rabi, Parsnips, Turnips
Cluster caterpillar
Spodoptera litura
Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kohl-rabi, Parsnips, Turnips
Codling moth
Cydia pomonella
Apples and Pears
Common armyworm
Mythimna convecta
Wheat, Barley, Oats, Millet, Triticale
Corn earworm
Helicoverpa armigera
Cotton, Navy Beans, Soybeans, Mung Beans, Chickpeas, Cowpeas, Pigeon Peas, Maize, Sorghum,  Tobacco, Capsicums, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kohl-rabi, Parsnips, Turnips, French Beans and Peas, Lettuce, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Celery
Cutworm Capsicums, Choko, Cucumbers, Marrow, Melon, Squash, Zucchini, Ginger, Tomatoes, Celery, Egg Fruit
Day feeding armyworm
Spodoptera exempta
Maize, Sorghum
Elephant beetle
Xylotrupes gideon
Lychees
False wireworm
Isopteron punctatissimus
Sunflower
Grapevine hawk moth
Hippotion celerio
Grapes
Green looper
Chrysodeixis eriosoma
French Beans and Peas, Tomatoes,
Large mango tip borer
Penicillaria jocosatrix
Mangoes
Leaf-eating looper
Achaea janata
Lychees
Light brown apple moth
Epiphyas postvittana
Grapes
Lucerne seed web moth
Etiella behrii
Peanuts
Macadamia flower caterpillar
Homeosoma vagella
Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia leaf miner
Acrocercops chionosema
Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia nut borer
Cryptophlebia ombrodelta
Macadamia Nuts, Lychees
Orange fruit borer
Isotenes miserana
Lychees, Persimmons
Pasture webworm
Hednota longipalpella
Pastures
Pink spotted bollworm  
Pectinophora scutigera
Cotton
Potato moth
Phthorimaea operculella
Potatoes, Tomatoes, Egg Fruit
Red shoulder leaf beetle
Monolepta australis
Avocados, Lychees, Grapes
Rough bollworm
Earias huegeliana
Cotton
Sandal-box hawk moth
Coenotes eremophilae
Duboisia
Sod webworm
Herpetogramma licarsisalis
Pastures/Pasture Seed
Spined citrus bug
Biprorulus bibax
Citrus
Swarming leaf beetle Lychees
Sweet potato weevil
Cylas formicarius
Sweet Potato
Vine hawk moth
Theretra oldenlandiae
Grapes
White rice stem borer
Scirpophaga innotata
Rice
Whitegrub Peanuts, Ginger
Yellow peach moth
Conogethes punctiferalis
Pecan Nuts

Download our insect list for your own reference.

0417 797 182

Penny Curnow

QLD OFFICE

PO BOX 913
Midge Point, QLD 4799

0417 797 182

Penny Curnow

NSW OFFICE

154 Beaconsfield Street
Milperra, NSW 2214

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