Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 23, 2007
Publication Date: July 16, 2007
Citation: Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D., Vazquez, A., Heath, R.R. 2007. Eag and behavioral responses of the caribbean fruit fly (diptera:tephritidae) to terminal diamines in a food-based lure.. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. Technical Abstract: Current monitoring programs for Anastrepha fruit flies utilize a food-based synthetic lure consisting of ammonium acetate and putrescine (1, 4 diaminobutane). Identification of additional attractant chemicals may lead to development of a more effective trapping system. This study, conducted with the Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa (Loew), evaluated putrescine and four homologous diamines in terms of antennal response and field captures when combined with ammonium acetate lures.