Vol 13 No 4 (2007)
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Comparative performance of traps for the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann (Diptera: Tephritidae) baited with female-targeted or male-targeted lures

Published October 16, 2007
M. Tóth
Plant Protection Institute, HAS, Budapest, Pf 102, Hungary, H-1525
R. Tabilio
Istituto Sperimentale per la Frutticoltura di Roma, Via Di Fioranello 52, Ciampino Aeroporto (RM), Italy, 1-00040
R. Mandatori
Istituto Sperimentale per la Frutticoltura di Roma, Via Di Fioranello 52, Ciampino Aeroporto (RM), Italy, 1-00040
M. Quaranta
Istituto Sperimentale per la Frutticoltura di Roma, Via Di Fioranello 52, Ciampino Aeroporto (RM), Italy, 1-00040
G. Carbone
Istituto Sperimentale per la Frutticoltura di Roma, Via Di Fioranello 52, Ciampino Aeroporto (RM), Italy, 1-00040
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Tóth, M., Tabilio, R., Mandatori, R., Quaranta, M., & Carbone, G. (2007). Comparative performance of traps for the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann (Diptera: Tephritidae) baited with female-targeted or male-targeted lures. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 13(4), 11-14. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/13/4/765

Abstract

Results of trapping trials in Italy confirmed that the non-sticky CSALOMON® VARs+ funnel trap was highly efficient for the capture of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae), when baited with either male-targeted (trimedlure), or synthetic female-targeted (ammonium carbonate, ammonium acetate, trimethylamine, putrescine) baits. Trimedlure-baited traps caught ten times more flies (all males), than traps with synthetic female-targeted lures (which cauught predominantly females). Although less efficient, traps with the female-targeted lures had the significant advantage over trimedlure that they attracted predominantly females, so in cases when for control or experimental purposes the capture of female flies is more informative (i.e. timing of egg-laying, fertility and fecundity studies, etc.), these lures would be the best choice. The present results suggested that putrescine could be left out from female-targeted lure combinations without dramatic change in activity.

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