Attractants for Synanthropic Flies: Longevity of Attractant and Toxicant Formulations Evaluated Against Hippelates collusor

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Various feeding attractant formulations derived from fermented egg solids by freeze-drying were mixed with commercial sugar-toxicant baits (containing 1% dichlorvos) and studied against Hippelates collusor (Townsend). The attractant formulations showed greatest initial potency when dispensed at the rate of 2–5 g/spot. Longevity of the formulation under simulated field conditions was directly proportional to the amount of formulation dispensed. The overall optimum rate of application was 2–5 g/spot, with the optimum concentration of dichlorvos in the attractant formulation being 0.25–0.5%. Large amounts of the mixture showed some initial repellency which declined with longer exposure.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1974

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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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