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EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/38

Attractants for Anastrepha obliqua

Several yeasts were tested as attractants for Anastrepha obliqua (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) in a mango orchard, in Venezuela. The following aqueous suspensions of yeasts: Cryptococcus luteolus, Piccha farinosa, C. luteolus + P. farinosa, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, S. calsbergensis and Torula yeast pellets were studied. All 6 suspensions were attractive to A. obliqua. The greatest numbers of captures were obtained in traps baited with Torula yeast pellets and a mixture of C. luteolus and P. farinosa.


Frágenas, N.N.; González, E.; T. Hernández, J. de la; Cásares, R.; Lander, E. ;(1996) [Production and evaluation of attractants for the mango fly Anastrepha obliqua (Macquart) (Diptera: Tephritidae).]
Boletín de Entomología Venezolana 11(1), 19-25.
Review of Agricultural Entomology, 85(1), p 92 (760).