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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: Grape juice bait for Zaprionus indianus (Diptera: Drosophilidae)

Author
item Epsky, Nancy
item Gill, Micah
item Allen, Carina
item Schnell, Elena

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/13/2015
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Volatile chemicals produced by actively fermenting aqueous grape juice bait have been found to be highly attractive to Zaprionus indianus in field tests conducted in south Florida. This is a highly dynamic system, and studies were conducted to determine the effect of factors including time period of fermentation, laboratory versus field fermentation, insect load and sampling period on bait fermentation and effectiveness for attraction of drosophilids.