EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/119

Baiting Anastrepha fruit flies in Mexico

Experiments were carried out in Mexico to investigate the effect of decomposition time of fruit fly baits on the number of ÿAnastrepha spp. (EPPO A1 quarantine pests) caught in McPhail traps. During the experiments a total of 1939 fruit flies were caught with a relative abundance of A. ludens (66.5%), A. obliqua (31.6%), A. serpentina (1.5%), A. distincta (0.02%) and A. fraterculus (0.05%). The highest number of fruit flies was caught using baits with 10 days decomposition time while the author concluded that baits with 7 days decomposition time are rather unattractive.


Malo, E.A. (1992) Effect of bait decomposition time on capture of Anastrepha fruit flies.
Florida Entomologist 75, 272-274.