Evaluation of Three (Z) -9-Tricosene Formulations for Control of Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) in Caged-Layer Poultry Units
Authors: CHAPMAN, JASON W.; HOWSE, PHILIP E.; KNAPP, JENNIFER J.; COULSON, DAVE
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 91, Number 4, August 1998 , pp. 915-922(8)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A field trial comparing the effectiveness of toxic targets impregnated with different formulations of the Musca domestica L. female sex pheromone (Z)-9-tricosene was conducted in a caged-layer, deep-pit poultry unit in southern England. Targets baited with 5 g of technical grade (Z)-9-tricosene, or 5 g of a 40% polymer bead formulation, caught significantly greater numbers of M. domcstica than control targets. This increase in attractiveness of the pheromone-impregnated targets persisted for at least 24 wk. However, mean daily catch rates of M. domestica at targets baited with 5 g of a 2% wettable powder formulation did not significantly differ from control levels. Technical grade and bead formulations of the pheromone attracted significantly more males than females. However, the catches of female M. domestica at these pheromone-impregnated targets were significantly greater than female catches at control targets. Monitoring with sticky cards indicated that the introduction of toxic targets successfully suppressed adult M. domestica population density for up to 13 wk. Possible hypotheses explaining the effect of (Z)-9-tricosene on female attraction are discussed.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1998-08-01
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