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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Alternatives to Methyl Bromide: Mitigation of the Threat from Exotic Tropical and Subtropical Insect Pests

Location: Subtropical Horticulture Research

Title: New developments in bait stations for control of pest Tephritids

Authors
item Epsky, Nancy
item Gill, Micah
item Crane, Jonathan -

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 28, 2013
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Bait stations are being developed and tested as alternatives to broadcast pesticide application for control of a number of pest insects. This is an attract-and-kill pest management approach. With the development of female-targeted food-based synthetic attractants for tephritid fruit flies, a number of bait stations have been developed and tested for fruit fly population suppression. We conducted small-scale field tests in guava, a preferred host for the Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa, to evaluate several types of bait stations. Results of these studies will be presented as well as a review of tephritid fruit fly bait stations that are being tested and used for fruit fly control.

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