Location: Subtropical Horticulture Research
Project Number: 6038-22000-005-13
Start Date: Sep 01, 2012
End Date: Jul 29, 2016
ARS will provide equipment, training and protocols to FHIA personnel for the antennal sensitivity studies. Populations of fruit flies that are not found in the continental U.S., but that are of quarantine concern for the U.S. agriculture, are endemic in Honduras. These include Mediterranean fruit flies, Mexican fruit flies, West Indian fruit flies and guava fruit flies. The research objective is to determine effective sampling area of traps and lures developed by the scientist at SHRS and to assess antennal sensitivity to bood-based lures.