Evaluation of the efficiency of luring food and colored traps in attracting Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephretidae)
AbstractThis study was conducted in order to evaluate the efficiency of Luring and colors traps in attracting and catching the adult of med. fruit fly Ceratitis capitata in citrus orchards in Baghdad and Salah Eldeen provinces during planting season 2008. Results indicated that different traps have had different effect to attract the adult flies. The New fly luring bait was more effective than the Dap fertilizer bait; higher numbers of flies were caught in the case of first bait in both locations respectivety. On the other hand a less number of flies were caught when Goldben bait and vinegar bait were used. None of adults had been caught in control treatment.As for colored traps, there was a significance variation. The Yellow and white traps seemed to have a good attraction for flies. Whereas the orange, green, and blue traps had no attracting effect. According to the results of this study the (New fly luring bait) and (Dap fertilizer) placed in yellow and white traps would be recommended against this pest within an IPM programmed.
- food and colored ; Mediterranean ; fruit fly ; Ceratitis
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