Integrated Pest Management Glossary

There are currently 6 definitions in this directory beginning with the letter B.

A group of moth caterpillars that construct a protective bag or case around themselves made of plant material, within which they feed on foliage and needles.

Beat sheet method
A method of counting insect pests by placing a sheet or tray beneath a plant and then beating the plant to dislodge and count any insects that fall onto the sheet.

Beetles (Coleoptera)
Insects with hard, protective forewings called elytra, which cover the membranous hindwings.

Biological control
The use of natural enemies, such as predators, parasites, pathogens, or competitors, to suppress pest populations.

Black light traps
A type of trap that uses ultraviolet light to attract and trap flying insects, which are then collected in a container.

Bollworms (Helicoverpa)
A group of moths whose larvae feed on the reproductive structures of plants, including cotton bolls, tomatoes, and corn ears.

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