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Application of semiochemicals to control Bactrocera dorsalis, the Oriental fruit fly

Lure and kill


Agarwal, M. L., Pramod, K., and Vinod, K. 1999. Population suppression of Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) by Bactrocera zonata (Saunders) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in North Bihar. Shashpa. 6:189-191.



Chiu, H., and Chu, Y.I. 1988. The male annihilation of Oriental fruit fly on Lambay Island. Chin. J. Entomol. 8:81-94.



Alyokhin, A.V., Messing, R.H., and Duan, J.J. 2000. Visual and olfactory stimuli and fruit maturity affect trap captures of oriental fruit flies (Diptera : Tephritidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 93:644-649.

Alyokhin, A.V., Messing, R.H., and Duan, J.J. 2001. Abundance and mating behavior of oriental fruit flies (Diptera : Tephritidae) near methyleugenol-baited traps. Pan-Pac. Entomol. 77:161-167.

Cunningham, R.T., Chambers, D.L., and Forbes, A.G. 1975. Oriental fruit fly: thickened formulations of methyl eugenol in spot applications for male annihilation. J. Econ. Entomol. 68:861-863.

Vargas, R.I., Miller, N.W., and Stark, J.D. 2003. Field trials of spinosad as a replacement for Naled, DDVP, and Malathion in methyl eugenol and Cue-Lure bucket traps to attract and kill male oriental fruit flies and melon flies (Diptera : Tephritidae) in

Vargas, R.I., Stark, J.D., Mackey, B., and Bull, R. 2005. Weathering trials of Amulet cue-lure and Amulet methyl eugenol "attract-and-kill" stations with male melon flies and oriental fruit flies (Diptera : Tephritidae) in Hawaii. J. Econ. Entomol. 98:155

Mass trapping


Cunningham, R.T., and Suda, D.Y. 1986. Male annihilation through mass-trapping of male flies with methyleugenol to reduce infestation of Oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) larvae in papaya. J. Econ. Entomol. 79:1580-1582.

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