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Capture of Mediterranean fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in dry traps baited with a food-based attractant and Jackson traps baited with trimedlure during sterile male release in Guatemala.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15666775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Captures of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), in Jackson traps baited with trimedlure were compared with captures in cylindrical open-bottom dry traps baited with a food-based synthetic attractant (ammonium acetate, putrescine, and trimethylamine). Tests were conducted in Guatemala during a sterile male release program in an area where wild flies were present in low numbers. More wild and sterile females were captured in food-based traps, and more wild and sterile males were captured in trimedlure traps. The food-based traps captured almost twice as many total (male plus female) wild flies as the trimedlure traps, but the difference was not significant. Females made up approximately 60% of the wild flies caught in the food-based attractant traps; the trimedlure traps caught no females. The ratio of capture of males in trimedlure traps to food-based traps was 6.5:1 for sterile and 1.7:1 for wild flies. Because fewer sterile males are captured in the food-based traps, there is a reduction in the labor-intensive process of examining flies for sterility. The results indicate that traps baited with food-based attractants could be used in place of the Jackson/trimedlure traps for C. capitata sterile release programs because they can monitor distributions of sterile releases and detect wild fly populations effectively; both critical components of fruit fly eradication programs by using the sterile insect technique.
David Midgarden; Oscar Ovalle; Nancy D Epsky; Helena Puche; Paul E Kendra; Pedro Rendon; Robert R Heath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of economic entomology     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0022-0493     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Econ. Entomol.     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-25     Completed Date:  2005-02-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985127R     Medline TA:  J Econ Entomol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2137-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Subtropical Horticulture Research Station, USDA-ARS, 13601 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33158, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cyclohexanecarboxylic Acids*
Insect Control / instrumentation*,  methods
Pest Control, Biological / methods*
Sterilization, Reproductive
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cyclohexanecarboxylic Acids; 0/Pheromones; 0/insect attractants; 12002-53-8/trimedlure

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