Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Patent Application
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/1/2001
Publication Date: 5/1/2001
Citation: Heath, R.R., Epsky, N.D. 2001. 3-Alkyl-1-Butanol Attractants For Frugivorous Pest Insects, Patent no. 6.224.890. Patent Application. Interpretive Summary: Same as abstract. This is Patent.
Technical Abstract: Compositions and lures are described which provide 3-alkyl-1-butanol vapors and vapor blends of 3-alkyl-1-butanol with one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of acetic acid, ammonia, putrescine and mixtures which function as highly effective attractants for frugivorous pest flies especially of Anastrepha species. By attracting frugivorous pest insects, the chemical attractants provide means for detecting, surveying, monitoring and/or controlling the pest fruit flies.