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1 February 2000 Volatile Host Fruit Odors as Attractants for the Oriental Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae)
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We examined the responses of oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel, to the odors of different stages and types of fruit presented on potted trees in a field cage. Females were most attracted to odors of soft, ripe fruit. Odors of common guava were more attractive to females than papaya and starfruit, and equally as attractive as strawberry guava, orange, and mango. In field tests, McPhail traps baited with mango, common guava, and orange captured equal numbers of females. Traps baited with mango were compared with 2 commercially available fruit fly traps. McPhail traps baited with mango captured more females than visual fruit-mimicking sticky traps (Ladd traps) and equal numbers of females as McPhail traps baited with protein odors. Results from this study indicate that host fruit volatiles could be used as lures for capturing oriental fruit flies in orchards.

Mary L. Cornelius, Jian J. Duan, and Russell H. Messing "Volatile Host Fruit Odors as Attractants for the Oriental Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae)," Journal of Economic Entomology 93(1), 93-100, (1 February 2000). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-0493-93.1.93
Received: 22 January 1999; Accepted: 1 September 1999; Published: 1 February 2000
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