n African Entomology - Sensitivity of Bactrocera invadens (Diptera: Tephritidae) to methyl eugenol : short communications
|Article Title||Sensitivity of Bactrocera invadens (Diptera: Tephritidae) to methyl eugenol : short communications|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Affiliations||1 Citrus Research International, 2 Citrus Research International, 3 Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania and 4 Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania|
|Publication Date||Jul 2014|
|Pages||445 - 447|
Bactrocera invadens Drew, Tsuruta & White, 2005 (Diptera: Tephritidae) is an invasive fruit fly pest of Asian origin that was detected for the first time on the African continent in 2003 (Drew et al. 2005; Lux et al. 2003). The pest has spread rapidly since and is now established in several sub-Saharan countries (De Meyer et al. 2012). B. invadens responds to the male lure methyl eugenol (ME), (Lux et al. 2003) which is used for monitoring and control of the pest. Attraction of B. invadens to ME has to date not been quantified, although such information has been previously documented for Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel), a close relative of B. invadens (Metcalf et al. 1975; Shelly et al. 2010). The objectives of the study were therefore to quantify the sensitivity of B. invadens to ME using mark-release-recapture techniques.
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