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Evaluación de tres tipos de trampas para moscas del Mediterráneo Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) en Zacapa, Guatemala, C.A.

November 2020
Posters | Cera-Trap®
Cotoc Roldán, E. M. (1); Matta Morales, S. E.(2); Marroquín Barillas, J.D. (2)
Asesor en MIP de Moscas de la Fruta(1) ; Gerente de Producción de AMADEO Export. (2) ; ; Encargado de Fitoprotección de AMADEO Export. (2)
10º Congreso Americano de Moscas de la Fruta
Inglés

In Guatemala, the harvest season covers from February to June, and of the total production, it is estimatedIn Guatemala, the harvest season covers from February to June, and of the total production, it is estimatedthat 80% is exported to the United States market, and only the remaining 20% is destined for the regionalmarket and the European Union (EU). The departments in which mango production is focused areRetalhuleu, Santa Rosa, Suchitepéquez, Escuintla, San Marcos, and Jutiapa, among others with lowerproduction. During 2012, Guatemala exported 617 tons to the European Union, the main buyers being theNetherlands, with 506 tons, Belgium with 88 tons, and Croatia with 23 (MAGA, 2014).The Mediterranean fly damages more than 400 species of fruits and vegetables such as coffee cherries,mangoes, citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruit, tangerine), apple, peach, pear, guava, star apple, plums, medlarand others (Moscamed Guatemala program, 2020).Trapping as defined by the FAO in 1990 is the official procedure carried out in a given period of time todetermine the characteristics of a pest population or to determine the species present within an area (IAEA,2005).

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