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Attractive ability of CeraTrap® on Ceratitis capitata and Anastrepha spp. in handle var. kent

November 2019
Scientific Communications | Cera-Trap®
Jorge Luis Saavedra Díaz1, Jossyn Arleth Lockuan Cotrina2, Kreimer Domínguez3
1Docente Principal. Universidad Nacional Pedro Ruiz Gallo, Facultad de Agronomía. Lambayeque., 2Asistente de Especialidades (Farmex S.A.), 3Ing. Agrónomo Representante de Desarrollo de Productos (Farmex S.A.)
LXI Convención Nacional de Entomología (Perú)

In the town of Motupe, Lambayeque, in a commercial field of mango Kent, 15 years old, the present experiment was carried out with the aim of measuring the attraction and capture capacity of Cera Trap on the fruit flies Ceratitis capitata and Anastrepha spp, compared to attractants based on hydrolyzed protein and torula yeast. The food attractants were placed in 1.5 L plastic bottles, with four 0.8 mm diameter holes equidistant in the lower third of the bottle and installed in the lower third of each tree. We worked on a BCR statistical design with four treatments and four repetitions. The number of females and males captured per bottle / week (experimental unit) was recorded. The predominant capture was of Ceratitis capitata on Anastrepha spp, in all the treatments, as well as in all there was greater attraction on females. The outstanding thing was that Cera Trap kept its capture capacity intact after five weeks of installation, compared to two additional changes made in the other treatments. In the fifth week of capture, Cera Trap maintained an average of 60 adults captured, between both species, statistically higher than treatments based on hydrolyzed protein and torula yeast, which had an average of 27 and 7.5 adults captured respectively, despite have been renewed twice after installation. It is considered that the use of this attractant is feasible in crops susceptible to fruit flies and to control these pest species with a single priming during the critical phase of the fruit tree and reduce the costs of prescriptions.

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