EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/34

Baiting of Ceratitis capitata

Experiments carried out in the USA revealed that the addition of ammonia to baiting traps for Ceratitis capitata (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) increases the efficacy of these traps significantly. Trimedlure traps additionally equipped with a plastic vial containing a cotton wick with 2 ml of saturated ammonium carbonate solution caught 23% more male C. capitata flies than those with trimedlure only.


Liquido, N.J.; Teranishi, R.; Kint, S. (1993) ;Increasing the efficiency of catching Mediterranean fruit fly males in trimedlure-baited traps with ammonia.
Journal of Economic Entomology. 86, 1700-1705.