Scientific Publications


Comparison of attractants for Anastrepha obliqua (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Mexico: is there a better attractant than CeraTrap®?

December 2022
Scientific articles | Cera-Trap®

Fruit fly monitoring using effective attractants is a key tool in the integration of pest control strategies.

The present study compared the capture efficacy of Anastrepha obliqua using six attractants that are commercially available in Mexico. In three field experiments in mango var. manila orchards, CeraTrap®, an attractant comprising enzymatically-hydrolyzed animal proteins, was significantly more effective than chemically-hydrolyzed proteins mixed with borax (Captor 300...

Efficiency of food lures for capture and monitoring of South American Fruit Fly in asian pear orchard

September 2022
Scientific articles | Cera-Trap®

The South American fruit fly, Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera: Tephritidae) is the most important insect pest in pear tree crops in Southern Brazil. Several studies pointed to the controversial efficacy of some food lures used for capture and monitoring this species in various fruit species. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of food lures available in the Brazilian market in capturing and monitoring A. fraterculus in relation to grape juice. The experiment was condu...

Mass-Trapping for Control of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) in Coffee Crop in Acatenango, Guatemala

March 2022
Scientific articles | Cera-Trap®

In the past 10 years, coffee production in Guatemala has been affected by the Mediterranean fruit fly that accelerates the fruit ripening process, resulting in early bean drop and less commercial quality. Reports have offered a new alternative for monitoring flies. In a trial in the municipality of Acatenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, the biological effectiveness of Pet bottles baited with Cera Trap®® attractant, compared with ground sprays of GF-120 (Spinosad), were evaluated for massive...

Comparison of attractivs and traps for the capture of fruit flu in orange (Citrus sinensis L. osbeck)

May 2021
Scientific articles | Cera-Trap®

Despite management programs and control systems established to date in citrus for fruit flies, it remains a major phytosanitary problem for orange crop in Mexico, mainly due to lack of viable alternatives and economic conditions for small farmers. In this experiment, a higher incidence of Anastrepha ludens was detected, followed by A. obliqua and in less quantity A. striata. The trap-attractant binomial with best capture effectiveness was Ceratrap-PET, followed by Ceratrap-Multilure. The fem...

Electrophysiological Responses of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata, to the Cera Trap® Lure: Exploring Released Antennally-Active Compounds

March 2021
Scientific articles | Cera-Trap®

The Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), Ceratitis capitata, is a worldwide pest of agriculture able to use olfactory cues to locate habitat, food sources, mates and oviposition sites. The sensitivity of medfly olfaction has been exploited to develop olfactorybased attractants that are currently important tools for detection, control and eradication of its populations. Among these is Cera Trap® (BIOIBERICA, S.A.U.), a cost-effective bait. Here we ...


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