Location: Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research
Title: Food-based lure performance in three locations in Puerto Rico: attractiveness to Anastrepha suspensa and A. obliqua Authors
Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 2, 2010
Publication Date: July 28, 2010
Citation: Jenkins, D.A., Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R., Goenaga, R.J. 2010. Food-based lure performance in three locations in Puerto Rico: attractiveness to Anastrepha suspensa and A. obliqua. [absract] Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting, http://flaentsoc.org/2010annmeetabstracts.pdf. page 8. Technical Abstract: Different lures based on hydrolyzed protein products were assayed in the field for their ability to attract Anastrepha suspensa and A. obliqua (Diptera: Tephritidae). Typically, ammonium acetate with putrescine and freeze-dried NuLure with ammonium acetate and putrescine attracted more flies than other baits and NuLure alone attracted the fewest flies. Similar studies conducted in other locations, eg., Miami, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, and an earlier study in PR provide somewhat different results. Our results indicate that trap efficacy may vary according to both geographical region and time of year. This has important implications for fruit fly monitoring programs.