A New Long-Life Trimedlure Dispenser for Mediterranean Fruit Fly

Javier Domínguez-Ruiz, Juan Sanchis, Vicente Navarro-Llopis, Jaime Primo
2008 Journal of Economic Entomology  
New agricultural techniques are attempting to reduce the application of synthesized pesticides and replace them with new environmentally friendly methods like mass trapping, mating disruption or chemosterilization techniques. All these methods are based on the release of a lure for insect attraction or confusion. The success 35 of the method chosen depends on the quality of attractant emission from the dispenser. Currently used dispensers with a polymeric matrix and new dispensers with
more » ... nsers with mesoporous inorganic materials were evaluated to obtain more efficient emission kinetics. In this study, the selected pest was the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) and the lure used was trimedlure (TML). A field study comparing insect catches with 40 attractant release values was made for validating dispensers. As a result we have demonstrated that the lifetime of mesoporous dispensers is clearly greater than the polymeric plug. Furthermore, a high dependence of the attractant release rate on temperature with polymeric dispensers compared to mesoporous dispensers was assessed. 45
doi:10.1093/jee/101.4.1325 pmid:18767743 fatcat:qosmvvyb5zh7hdht6euqnu362q