Journal of Applied Entomology - Zeitschrift für angewandte Entomologie (1999) 123, 607-612

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B.I. Katsoyannos, N.T. Papadopoulos, R.R. Heath, J. Hendrichs and N.A. Kouloussis (1999)
Evaluation of synthetic food-based attractants for female Mediterranean fruit flies (Dipt., Tephritidae) in McPhail type traps
Journal of Applied Entomology - Zeitschrift für angewandte Entomologie 123 (10), 607-612
Abstract: During summer 1997 field experiments were conducted on the island of Chios, Greece, to compare captures of female Mediterranean fruit flies (medflies), Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), in traps baited with either synthetic female-targeted lures or a standard protein bait (NuLure and borax). The synthetic lures contained ammonium acetate,1,4 diaminobutane (putrescine), and trimethylamine. Two trap types (International Pheromone's McPhail Trap (IPMT) and the Tephri trap) were tested as either wet or dry. Wet IPMT traps baited with the synthetic attractants were the most attractive of all trap combinations tested and captured 2.1 times more female medflies and 1.8 times more total medflies than traps baited with NuLure and borax. Traps containing the synthetic attractant captured approximately 4.6 times fewer nontarget insects than NuLure baited traps. Vapona used in IPMT traps was repellent to medflies and dry traps with lower concentrations of Vapona were approximately 1.5 times less attractive to female medflies than traps containing water. Even with a decrease in attractiveness, the dry traps were significantly more effective for females and more practical for mass trapping and monitoring than the currently used traps baited with protein solutions.
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Database assignments for author(s): Byron I. Katsoyannos, Nikos T. Papadopoulos, Nikos A. Kouloussis, Jorge Hendrichs

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Ceratitis capitata Greece