Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: A Comparison of Yeast Hydrolosate with Female Synthetic Food Attractants for the Capture of Caribbean Fruit Flies, Anastrepha Suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae)

item Holler, Timothy - USDA, APHIS GAINESVILLE
item Sivinski, John
item Jenkins, Calie - FDACS, FT. PIERCE
item Fraser, Suzanne - FDACS, GAINESVILLE

Submitted to: Florida Entomologist
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 5, 2005
Publication Date: September 1, 2006
Citation: Holler, T., Sivinski, J.M., Jenkins, C., Fraser, S. 2006. A comparison of yeast hydrolosate with female synthetic food attractants for the capture of Caribbean fruit flies, Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist. 89:419-420.

Technical Abstract: Previous studies in Guatemala, C.A., of traps baited with the three component attractant, captured a number of Anastrepha spp. (Martinez. Personal communication). However, this is the first account of the 2-component version having greater efficacy than either yeast hydrolosate or the 3 component lure in the trapping of Anastrepha spp. It remains to be seen whether or not 2-component lure is more efficacious than alternative attractants in different environments and in different host's trees, but these results suggest that additional experiments should be undertaken.

Last Modified: 4/22/2015
Footer Content Back to Top of Page