EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/08

Fruit Flies in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, a study was undertaken to test different attractant substances to catch fruit flies of Anastrepha spp.(non-European Anastrepha spp.are EPPO A1 pests).
Hydrolyzed soya protein caught the highest proportions of adult fruit flies followed by borated torula yeasts of type B and S and an aqueous solution of borax. Caught were Anastrepha striata, A. serpentina, A. obliqua, A. balloui and Ceratitis capitata.


Jiron, L.F.; Soto-Manitou, J.  (1989)  Field evaluation of attractant substances on the catch of Anastrepha spp. (Diptera: Tephritidae), pest of fruit in tropical America. III. Borated hydrolized protein and borated torula yeast.
Revista Brasileira de Entomologia  33,  353-356.