The Canadian Entomologist (1998) 130, 349-356

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A. Bakri, H. Hadis, N.D. Epsky, R.R. Heath and J. Hendrichs (1998)
Female Ceratitis capitata (Diptera : Tephritidae) capture in a dry trap baited with a food-based synthetic attractant in an argan forest in Morocco. Part I: Low population field test
The Canadian Entomologist 130 (3), 349-356
Abstract: Field tests were conducted in an argan forest in Morocco to evaluate the performance of a cylindrical dry trap and food-based synthetic attractant (FA) for monitoring the Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), Ceratitis capitata (Weidemann). This female-targeted trapping system was compared with Jackson traps baited with trimedlure (TML), a male-targeted trapping system. TML-baited traps attracted significantly more males than FA-baited traps (91.4 ± 13.01 and 5.0 ± 0.75 males, respectively), and the FA-baited traps captured significantly more females than did TML-baited traps (9.3 ± 1.93 and 0.1 ± 0.04 females, respectively). For the first month of the field trial, the ratio of mature females to immature females captured in the FA-baited traps was approximately equal, but more immature females were captured in the second month. FA-baited traps were less specific and captured significantly more nontarget flies than did TML-baited traps.
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Ceratitis capitata Morocco