Submitted to: Fruit Flies of Economic Importance International Symposium
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/11/2004
Publication Date: 3/8/2005
Citation: Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Thomas, D., Serra, C., Hall, D., Heath, R.R. 2005. Capture of anastrepha spp. fruit flies with synthetic attractants. 8th Exotic Fruit Fly International Symposium, Riverside, CA.
Interpretive Summary: None required
Technical Abstract: Tests were conducted to evaluate capture of Anastrepha obliqua, Anastrepha suspensa and other Anastrepha species fruit flies in Multilure traps baited with synthetic food-based lures in areas with populations of these fruit flies. Traps were baited with putrescine and varying doses of ammonium acetate or ammonium bicarbonate. Captures in these traps were compared with capture in Multilure traps baited with standard liquid protein baits. Choice and no-choice, laboratory and field tests were used to compare among a variety of environmental and experimental conditions, and subsets of field-collected flies were dissected to determine maturity of captured flies. Tests of A. obliqua were conducted in the Dominican Republic in mango orchards, tests of A. suspensa were conducted in various host fruit trees in Florida. Results from parallel studies conducted for these and other Anastrepha species in Mexico, Central and South America as part of a CRB-funded research project and an IAEA-funded Cooperative Research Program will also be presented. This information will be used to develop improved trapping systems for Anastrepha spp fruit flies.