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Efficacy of the Suterra Biolure Individual Female Fruit Fly Attractant Packages vs. the Unipak Version

Florida Entomologist
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Scientific Notes 667 EFFICACY OF THE SUTERRA BIOLURE INDIVIDUAL FEMALE FRUIT FLY ATTRACTANT PACKAGES VS. THE UNIPAK VERSION T IMOTHY C. H OLLER 1 , M ARK P EEBLES 3 , A MY Y OUNG 3 , L ISA W HITEMAN 2 , S HELLEY O LSON 1 AND J OHN S IVINSKI 4 1 United States Department of Agriculture, Center for Plant Health Science and Technology, 1600-1700 SW 23 rd Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608 2 Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, 3479 South US 1, Ft. Pierce, FL 34982 3 United States Department of Agriculture, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Medfly Sterile Release Facility, 1833 577 th Street, Sarasota, FL 34243 4 United States Department of Agriculture, Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, 1600-1700 SW 23 rd Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608 Female-specific, synthetic food attractants for detection of Tephritidae fruit flies of economic sig- nificance to American agriculture such as the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiede- mann), the Caribbean fruit fly Anastrepha sus- pensa (Loew), and the Mexican fruit fly Anas- trepha ludens (Loew) are becoming an alternative to the use of proteinacious baits in Cooperative State/Federal survey programs (FDACS, 2001). The standard BioLure bait dispensers (Suterra Inc., Bend, OR) for the Mediterranean fruit fly contain ammonium acetate, putrescine (1,4-di- aminobutane), and trimethylamine hydrochlo- ride, while a bait dispenser for Anastrepha spp. fruit flies contains ammonium acetate and pu- trescine. The baits are manufactured in adhesive- backed units that can be attached to the insides of a plastic, two-pi

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