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

Location: Subtropical Horticulture Research

Title: Trapping systems for Zaprionus indianus (Diptera: Drosophilidae)

Author
item Epsky, Nancy
item Gill, Micah
item Allen, Carina
item Landolt, Peter

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/31/2014
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America 16-19 November 2014; Portland, OR Title: Trapping systems for Zaprionus indianus (Diptera: Drosophilidae) Nancy D. Epsky, Micah A. Gill, C. Teri Allen, Dong H. Cha, and Peter J. Landolt Nancy D. Epsky USDA-ARS, Subtropical Horticulture Research Station, 13601 Old Cutler Rd., Miami, FL 33158 Abstract: An African fig fly (AFF), Zaprionus indianus Gupta (Diptera: Drosophilidae), is an invasive fruit pest that has spread rapidly through much of the eastern United States after first being detected in Florida in 2005. This drosophilid is a primary pest of figs in Brazil, so there were initial concerns that it would be a primary pest of small fruit in the US. Although it has a wide host range in Africa, it has been found primarily in damaged fruit in Florida to date. With the appearance of the spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura), there is a greater interest in pest drosophilid trapping systems and the development of a trapping system to monitor distribution of AFF. Studies were conducted in south Florida to evaluate vinegar-based baits as attractants for this fly. Baits included apple cider vinegar, combinations of rice vinegar and wine, and chemicals emitted from those baits.