n African Entomology - Sensitivity of (Diptera: Tephritidae) to methyl eugenol : short communications

Volume 22, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



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 2005; Lux 2003). The pest has spread rapidly since and is now established in several sub-Saharan countries (De Meyer 2012). responds to the male lure methyl eugenol (ME), (Lux 2003) which is used for monitoring and control of the pest. Attraction of to ME has to date not been quantified, although such information has been previously documented for (Hendel), a close relative of (Metcalf 1975; Shelly 2010). The objectives of the study were therefore to quantify the sensitivity of to ME using mark-release-recapture techniques.

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