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First catch in Rensselaer County

Seven females and three males were caught in an apple cider vinegar trap at a farm in Rensselaer county this week. Traps were collected on July 13, 2015 and are with the lure comparison research that Greg Loeb, Department of Entomology, Cornell University is leading. Traps are being serviced by Laura McDermott, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program. The traps were in set in an Amelanchier hedgerow near strawberries.  Amelanchier species are commonly known as shadbush, shadwood or shadblow, serviceberry, sarvisberry or sarvis, juneberry, saskatoon, wild pear, sugarplum or wild-plum, and chuckley pear. In nature, this genus hybridizes readily and species distinctions can be difficult.

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