Weathering and Efficacy of Trimedlure Dispensers for Attraction of Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Authors: Rice, R. E.; Cunningham, R. T.; Leonhardt, B. A.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 77, Number 3, June 1984 , pp. 750-756(7)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The chemicals trimedlure and Capilure, loaded on cotton wicks, and trimedlure formulated in controlled-release dispensers, were compared as attractants for collection of Mediterranean fruit flies, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), in Jackson traps. Dispensers were weathered for varying periods of time in four locations in California, and were bioassayed under field conditions in Hawaii. Standard 2.0-ml loads of trimedlure on cotton wicks were generally more efficacious than 0.6- to 4.0-ml loads in other dispensers. Although the trimedlure cotton wicks lasted up to four weeks under cool, spring weather conditions, acceptable longevity was only 2 weeks when weathered during the hotter summer months. Based on bioassay results, there were no significant differences in weathering rates of trimedlure on cotton wicks from the different locations in California in 1982. Capilure, Biolure cups, or Hereon laminates did not provide adequate substitutes to the standard cotton dispenser in this series of tests.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 1984
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