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Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 136-146
DOI: 10.3923/je.2013.136.146
 
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Response of the Peach Fruit Fly, Bactrocera zonata (Saunders) (Diptera: Tephritidae), to Synthetic Food-Odor Lures and Extent the Effect of pH on Attracting the Fly

Ismail Ragab El-Gendy

Abstract:
The Peach Fruit Fly (PFF), Bactrocera zonata is one of the most destructive insect-pest of horticulture in Egypt. Occurrence adults of PFF in the field must be monitored to apply the action plan management of this pest. This study was conducted under field conditions to evaluate the response of PFF adults to some synthetic food-odor lures; Ammonium Acetate (AA), Ammonium Carbonate (AC), Ammonium Di-hydrogen orthophosphate (AD), Di-ammonium hydrogen-orthophosphate (DA) and a mixture of AD and borax. As well as, determining the role of pH degree of the synthetic food-odor lures on attracting of PFF adults. Results indicated that AA was the highest potential attractants in attraction adults of PFF. The borax mixed with AD enhanced the AD attraction potential for PFF compared to attraction of AD alone. The mean number of captured flies of PFF was inversely to tested time, i.e., 0.23±0.02 and 0.16±0.03 capture flies/trap/day in the first and second tested weeks. The overall mean numbers captured flies of PFF was directly proportional to the pH degree (r = 0.25**). So, the obtained results showed clearly that the PFF is attracted to the synthetic food-odor lures moderate pH degree or light alkaline.
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How to cite this article:

Ismail Ragab El-Gendy , 2013. Response of the Peach Fruit Fly, Bactrocera zonata (Saunders) (Diptera: Tephritidae), to Synthetic Food-Odor Lures and Extent the Effect of pH on Attracting the Fly. Journal of Entomology, 10: 136-146.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2013.136.146

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=je.2013.136.146

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