Trap-Lure Combinations for Surveys of Mediterranean Fruit Flies in Hawaii

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When the effectiveness of trap-lure combinations in capturing Ceratitis capitata(Wiedemann) was compared in Hawaii, the Steiner plastic trap baited with trimedlure proved to be the most sensitive. The McPhail invaginated glass trap baited with a solution of Protein Insecticide Bait no. 7 plus borax occasionally performed as well or better but was erratic. The Nadel trap baited with trimedlure caught fewer flies but should be considered because it is economical and easily serviced.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 15, 1971

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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