DBM Lure

Plutella xylostella - Diamond Back Moth

DBM Lure

Plutella xylostella – Diamond Back Moth

Product NamePlutella xylostella Pheromone Lure
Mode of ActionAttractant Pheromone
Active IngredientZ-11-Hexadecenal & Z-11-Hexadecenyl acetate
Dosage0.5 mg per dispenser / lure
Product DescriptionMet pet pouch containing Z-11-Hexadecenal & Z-11-Hexadecenyl acetate blend loaded in Silicon rubber septa.
Active LifeUpto 30-45 days depending on climatic conditions.
Shelf Life2 years if stored according to the standard protocol.

Targeted Action

This product is intended for use as attractant of Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) in Farms/ Open and protected cultivation of many cole crops such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli etc., in order to trap them for monitoring and mass trapping. This is found to reduce the intensity of pest incidence, leading to a reduction in crop damage thereby improving the yields / output quality.

Product Description

The Active Ingredient blend of Z-11-Hexadecenal & Z-11-Hexadecenyl acetate is a potent attractant for males of Plutella xylostella. This liquid formulation @ 0.5 mg is loaded in silicon rubber septa, which are placed in water or PheroGlo traps in the field.

Application Protocol

Place the Lure/Dispenser in the water trap and place the trap at various locations in the field just above the canopy level of the crop. Recommended to use one lure of Plutella xylostella per trap. One Plutella xylostella lure would last upto 30-45 days depending upon climatic conditions. The trapping density should be adequate to manage pest infestation. The recommended trap density is 40-50 traps per hectare for mass trapping and 8-10 traps per hectare for monitoring.

Packing :

Plutella xylostella lure is packed in a metalized triple layer pouch.

Storage and Disposal precautions :

  • Store the dispenser away from sunlight in a dry and cool place
  • Do not open the pouch until just before placing it in the trap lure holder.
  • The product expiry date is 2 years from production date under good storage conditions and without opening the sealed pouch