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Association and attraction of blueberry maggot fly Curran (Diptera: Tephritidae) to Pantoea (Enterobacter) agglomerans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19791604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The attraction of washed, medium-free cells of Pantoea (Enterobacter) agglomerans to wild, adult Rhagoletis mendax Curran, the blueberry maggot fly, was evaluated in managed blueberry fields in Maine. Attraction was evaluated using Pherocon AM and Ladd traps, each tested with or without washed bacterial cells. Field studies showed significant increases in fly captures on the Pherocon AM traps. Apple volatiles odors on Ladd traps seemed to cancel the effects of bacterial odors. Aerobic heterotrophic bacteria were isolated and identified from alimentary organs within wild R. mendax. Isolates indentified included P. agglomerans. Blueberries collected in the field were surveyed for the presence of P. agglomerans and blueberries containing blueberry maggot larvae and noninfested blueberries were analyzed for amino acid content. Maggot-infested blueberry contained twice the amino acid nitrogen than that of noninfested blueberry. P. agglomerans, like with other pest tephritids, seems to be a cosmopolite with blueberry maggot.
G B MacCollom; C R Lauzon; R E Sjogren; W L Meyer; F Olday
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental entomology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0046-225X     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Entomol.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-01     Completed Date:  2009-11-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502320     Medline TA:  Environ Entomol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  116-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plant and Soil Science, Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology
Pantoea / physiology*
Tephritidae / microbiology*

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