Hectare Solar insect trap

Working Principle Insect traps are used for trapping harmful nocturnal pests in agriculture and horticulture crops. Solar insect trap devices use a different type of lights, like, UV, yellow, mercury to attract pest toward light sources, UV light is one of the most effective types of light for attracting pest toward it. Hectare solar insect trap is also based on UV light.  Insect files toward the light source and hits its flaps and fall in water tub beneath it.  Water tub is filled with water, which makes it difficult for insects to fly back. Any agent, like detergent, shampoo or kerosene can be added in water tub to reduce the surface tension of water.   How it works Solar insect trap contains  solar panel , battery, light and circuit for automation, water tub and stand. Solar panel charges the  battery during the daytime. Its software allows solar trap to start automatically after sunset and regulate the timing of solar trap.   Where it is useful Solar trap is useful for control of nocturnal pest.  There is different type of traps which are used against different pest, so it is very important for farmers to know which pest are attacking the crop and which traps are going to most beneficial. Solar trap is effective against the nocturnal pest, which flies during the night-time. Below is the brief list of pest where solar trap being useful. We have tried our best to compile the list, still it is not complete list and solar trap is effective against other pests also. You find in page or CTRL+F to find details of particular crops or pest.
CROP PEST Symptoms
Rice Leaf hoppers (Nephotettix virescens) Hopper burn
Rice Brown plant leafhopper: Nilaparvata lugens Circular patches of drying or Hopper burn
Rice, sorghum, Mazie Chilo suppressalis  Dead heart  during vegetative stage and white ear during reproductive stage
Maize Leafhopper: Pyrilla perpusilla Yellow leaves covered with black sooty Mould
Finger millet Leaf folder: Nephrosclerosis medinalis Leaf folding and scrapping
Redgram, green gram, black gram, cowpea Grass blue butterfly: Euchrysops cnejus Hole in the pod
Redgram Field bean pod borer: Adisura atkinsoni The larva bores inside the pod and feeds on the seeds within.
Green gram, black gram Spiny pod borer: Etiella zinckenella Dropping of flowers
Bengal gram Semilooper : Autographa nigrisigna Skeletonization of leaves and the plant becomes whitish
Soybean Bihar hairy caterpillar: Spilosoma obliqua Net or web appearance on leaves And defoliation
Ground nut, Castor Red Hairy caterpillars: Amsacta albistriga, A. moorei Defoliation
Sugarcane White Grub: Holotrichia consanguinea Yellowing and wilting
Vegetable Beat armyworm Spodoptera exigua (Hübner) Circular and irregulated holes
Vegetables Oriental tobacco budworm Chewing holes at the base of fruits
Cabbage Diamond black moth White patches on leaves and defoliation
Peach, apricot, plum, apple, pear Peach Carposinidae Small holes on the surface of fruit
Peach, apricot, plum, apple, pear Peach oriental fruit moth gumming with brown sawdust-like frass.
Peach, cherry, apple, plum, mandarin, chestnut, corn, cotton, sunflower Peach pyralid moth Damage on fruit
Tomato, cotton, maize, Bhindi, Chilli, Sorghum, Maize, red gram, green gram, black gram, Bengal gram, cowpea, Soybean, Sunflower, groundnut Fruit borer (Helicoverpa armigera)  Circular holes on fruit
Tomato, Chilli, Banana, soybean, Sunflower, ground nut, Castor, cotton Lead eating caterpillar (Spodoptera litura) Scrapping of leaves on ventral surface and defoliation
Tomato Pinworm: Tuta absoluta  Pinhole in fruit
Brinjal Fruit borer (Leucinodes orbonalis) Withering of terminal shoots/dead hearts Bore holes on shoots and fruits plugged with excreta Shedding of flower buds Withering and drying of leave
Brinjal Stem borer (Euzophera perticella) Top shoots of young plants droop and wither. Older plants become stunted. Fruit bearing is affected
Cabbage Cutworm (Trichoplusia ni) Small irregular holes on leaves
Onion Cutworm (Agrotis ipsilon) Young larva feeds on tender foliage and grown-up larva cuts the stem at collar region.
Mango Loopers (Thalassodes quadrari) Presence of gallery made out of silk and frass on trunk.
Mango Shoot borer hairy caterpiller (Euproctis fraternaProthesia scintillans) Defoliation
Guava, Pomegranate, Turmeric , Ginger Fruit borer (Dichocrocis punctiferalis) Caterpillar bores into young fruits Feeds on internal contents (pulp and seeds) Dry up and fall off in without ripening
Guava, Pomegranate, Amla Fruit borers: Deudorix (Virachola) isocrates   Caterpillar bores into young fruits Feeds on internal contents (pulp and seeds)
Guava Fruit borerRapala varuna   Caterpillar found on flower buds and fruit
Banana Castor hairy caterpillar: Pericallia ricini  Caterpillar scraping the chlorophyll content and windowing in unfurled leaves.
Citrus, Amla Fruit sucking moth: Otheris materna, O. ancilla, O. fullonica Adult pierce the fruit, sucks the juice causing rotting and dropping
Pine apple, Coconut Rhinoceros beetle: Oryctes rhinoceros  Wilting of the plant due to adult boring at the base of the stem.
Caramom Hairy caterpillars: Eupterote cardamomi, E. canarica, E. fabia Plant defoliation
Coconut Slug Caterpillar: Parasa lepida and Contheyla rotunda Defoliated palm
Coconut Coreid Bug: Paradasynus rostratus Deformed fruits
Coconut Bag Worm: Manatha albipes Small and irregular hole on the leaves. Silken spin stick strand bags below the leaf
Coconut White Grub/ Cockchafer Beetle: Leucopholis coneophora  yellowing of leaves, premature nut shedding, delayed flowering, retardation in growth and yield decline.
Coffee Cockchafers or white grubs: Holotrichia spp. Yellowing, stunt growth and wilting


1) What are the other expenses of using solar insect trap? It is a product which does not have any other expenses once you purchase it. You need to change its water every 2-3 days, rest leave all to solar trap. 2) Caterpillars do damage, how it is effective against them? Caterpillars born from egg laid by moth / flying pest. As it traps the flying pest, it will break the life cycle of pest. The more the number of pest solar trap killed, less the number of pests remain alive in your field to lay eggs and lesser will be caterpillars. 3) Do I still need to spray pesticide after using solar insect trap? a. It depends on crop to crop. As the solar trap is effective against some genera of insect, you may still need to use insecticide or other type of traps for complete control, like solar trap is not used for fruit fly, you need to use pheromone based fly trap, it is not effective against mealy bugs/ aphids/ jassids, if your field is infected with these pest also, you may need to spray pesticide or take recommended measures to control these pest. 4) What is the life of solar trap? a. Solar traps have long life. Its solar panel have life of 25 years, whereas its light and battery have life of 3 years, based on the use, you may need to change its battery of light, we have all the spares available, and you can contact us to purchase spare parts. 5) Do I need to switch it on daily? a. No, it is completely automatic, once you install in field, switch it on and leave it. After that it will on and off based on time and work automatically, you only need to switch it off when you want to keep it at home during off-season 6) Can I use it in home also? a. No, it is only for agriculture use. Please do not install it at home 7) How many solar traps are required for my field? a. It has coverage area of 2 acer ( 50 m radius). Based on your field size and shape you can stall. 8) It has height adjustment, what is the use of that? a. Solar trap needs to install at 1 feet above the canopy, you need to increase its height as crop height increases. For fruit crop install it in open space. 9) Does it trap honeybees or any beneficial insect? a. It does not trap beneficial pest, as it works during the time when the harmful pest is active. Honeybees are not nocturnal insects.  
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