Distribution and Seasonal Abundance of Adult Male Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Kula, Maui, Hawaii
Authors: Wong, Tim T. Y.; Mcinnis, Donald O.; Kobayashi, Richard M.; Nishimoto, Jon I.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 78, Number 3, June 1985 , pp. 552-557(6)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Seasonal occurrence of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata [Wiedemann]) was determined with 250 plastic (Nadel) traps baited with trimedlure to catch adult males in the Kula area of Maui, Hawaii, from 1978 to 1981. Adult C. capitata activity peaked during the week ending 27 June 1978 and 1979, during 15 May 1980 and 4 September 1981. Trap catches were significantly correlated with fruit infestations from weeks 10 to 12 following fruit collections for 1979 through 1981. In all 4 years, significantly more flies were caught in the 130 traps placed in host trees than in the 120 traps of nonhost trees. Few significant differences were evident among traps placed at different elevations (575 to 1,125 m) for all 4 years. However, high trap catches were correlated with high numbers of host trees surrounding each trap site. Results indicated that the host tree was the primary attractant and the baited trap was the secondary attractant.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 1985
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