Species-specific pheromones or lures
Common name:
Species-specific pheromones
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Use for

Use for

When to use Pherodis?

Use Pherodis to detect butterflies, moths, beetles or male alate mealy bugs inside greenhouses or outdoors.

Pheromones are available for different moths:

Adoxophyes orana

Agrotis segetum

Agrotis ipsilon

Anarsia lineatella

Autographa gamma

Cacoecimorpha pronubana

Cameraria ohridella

Ceratitis capitata

Chilo suppressalis

Chrysodeixis chalcites

Clepsis spectrana

Cossus cossus

Cryptophlebia leucotreta (Thaumatotibia leucotreta)

Cydia funebrana

Cydia pomonella

Cydia pyrivora

Cydia splendana

Cylas formicarius elegantul

Dacus oleae

Duponchelia fovealis

Eupoecilia ambiguella

Euzophera punicaella

Grapholita lobarzewskii

Grapholita molesta

Helicoverpa armigera

Heliothis virescens

Keiferia lycopersicella

Lacanobia oleracea

Lobesia botrana

Mamestra brassicae

Musca domestica

Operophtera brumata

Opogona sacchari

Ostrinia furnacalis

Ostrinia nubinalis(EZ-strain)

Pandemis heperana

Pectinophora gossypiella

Phtorimaea operculella

Phyllonocyter corylifoliella

Phyllonorcyter blancardella

Plodia / Ephestia

Plutella xylostella

Prays oleae

Rhagoletis cerasi

Riptortus clavatus

Sesamia nonagrioides

Spodoptera exigua

Spodoptera littoralis

Spodoptera litura

Symmetrischema tangolias

Synanthedon myopaeformis

Synanthedon pyopaefo

Synanthedon tipuliformis

Tecia solanivora

Thaumetopoea processionea

Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Cryptophlebia leucotreta)

Trichoplusia ni

Tuta absoluta

Vitacea polistiformis

Zeuzera pyrina

Pheromones are available for beetles:

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

Pheromones are available for mealy bugs:

Planococcus citri

How it works

How it works

How does Pherodis work?

The Pherodis’ capsules release of a species-specific sex pheromone to lure adult males of the species of pest concerned into the trap. There they become stuck to the adhesive plate, making them easy to detect, count and identify.

Product specifications

Product specifications

Packs of 4 pheromone dispensers with a species-specific sex pheromone

Use in combination with Deltatrap

Directions for use

Directions for use

Application Pherodis

  • Collect the sachets containing the pheromone dispensers from the cold store and open the sachets. Do not touch the dispenser, since manual contact can spread pheromones to other areas in the glasshouse.
  • Place the capsule on the adhesive plate of the Deltatrap and hang the trap in a suitable position.
  • Hang the traps approx. 10 centimeters above the crop in a location where they can readily be inspected (e.g. along the centre aisle).
  • Distribute the traps as evenly as possible over the area, in order to avoid interference.
  • Assign each Deltatrap a serial number. Write down the trap’s serial number and the type of pheromone it contains on the outside.
  • Wash your hands between assembling pheromone traps for different species of butterflies and moths.
  • During the first few days following the installation of a new pheromone capsule, moths or butterflies may be caught more often than usual. That is because of the greater release (temporarily) of the pheromone from the new capsule.
  • Pheromone dispensers remain effective for 6 weeks. Replace the capsule in the trap after 6 weeks, but only with a dispenser containing the same kind of pheromone.


The information given below is merely indicative. Tailored advice can be provided if information is available on the local factors that need to be taken into account, such as the crop, the climate conditions and the level of infestation. For the correct approach, please consult a Koppert specialist or a recognized


  • For every species of butterfly/moth that may appear, use two or four dispensers per hectare
  • For mealy bugs, use one dispenser per 500 - 1000 m²

Best working conditions Pherodis

Never open the “plastic tube” type of pheromone dispenser because the pheromone will evaporate almost immediately and completely. The plastic tube is permeable, and the pheromone will gradually diffuse through the wall.

Product handling

Product handling


Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.

Pheromone dispensers (and the sachets containing them should preferably be kept in a freezer (-18°C), and in any case at temperatures below 4°C.

The production date is printed on the packaging. The dispensers have a shelf life of 2 years after the production date when stored in a freezer, and 1 year when stored in a refrigerator (4-6°C).

"The general conditions of Koppert (Koppert B.V. and/or of its affiliated companies) apply. Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements. Koppert cannot be held liable for unauthorized use. Koppert is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions."

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