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Differences in the nocturnal flight activity of insect pests and beneficial predatory insects recorded by light traps: possible use of a beneficial-friendly trapping strategy for controlling insect pests

The use of light traps for controlling insect pests is restricted since they kill both pests and beneficial insects. It may be a possible to reduce the numbers of beneficial insects trapped by adjusting nightly trapping time based on differences recorded in the timing of the nocturnal flight peaks of target pests and beneficials. To test this, insects were collected hourly over night using black l…