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Can  anyone tell from the writing what kind of insect they were looking for?

Can anyone tell from the writing what kind of insect they were looking for?
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
June 19, 2018
This was on a tree truck at White Rock lake by the Poppy parking lot. It is a woodlands area. I don't know what kind of tree but can say it was one that loses its leaves in the winter.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

 
cool
I didn't know you had a page for these, figured the shot would maybe get me some answers then get frassed.

Pheromone trap…
See here. Possibly for beetles attacking this tree.

 
Thanks
Was hoping someone would recognize whose it was and if they were looking for emerald ash borer. At the time I saw it, I asked the city of dallas urban biologist who was over this lake and he was unaware of it.

 
EAB
The traps used out here in Karnack (East Texas) for EAB are rather large purple prism traps hung up in the canopy. Hard to miss, but (sadly) effective.

 
Options…
If you wish to pursue this further, you might try contacting Scentry directly and/or email them this image, which also includes a serial number on the bottom, which may help them to identify the type of trap or pheromone being used.

 
Good idea
Thanks

 
red traps
From a Google Seach, it looks like the company's red traps are mostly used to catch Spotted-Wing Drosophila. I think they are a relatively new invasive fruit fly that can be a risk to orchards.

 
interesting
Wonder why they would look for that at the lake, no orchards near by, lots of native pecans.

 
If you found this trap among pecan trees
I bet the target insect is the Pecan nut casebearer, Acrobasis nuxvorella. I posted a bad image of this pecan pest for which a species page was not created on BugGuide, although I am certain of this ID, as I used to monitor this pest in commercial orchards for 10 years in Far West Texas. See:


More info about this pest:

https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/library/farming/controlling-the-pecan-nut-casebearer/

https://entomologytoday.org/2019/09/18/pecan-nut-casebearer-new-guide-provides-ipm-options/

https://royaltypecans.com/blogs/news/in-the-orchard-july-2018

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