African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6574

Full Length Research Paper

Traps to capture fruit fly Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann (Diptera: Tephritidae)

Mileny dos Santos de Souza
  • Mileny dos Santos de Souza
  • Programa de Pós-Graduação em Agronomia, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal da Paraíba (CCA/UFPB), Areia-PB, Brasil.
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Robério de Oliveira
  • Robério de Oliveira
  • Programa de Pós-Graduação em Agronomia, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal da Paraíba (CCA/UFPB), Areia-PB, Brasil.
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Matheus de Andrade Borba
  • Matheus de Andrade Borba
  • Graduação em Agronomia, Centro de Ciências Agrarias, Universidade Federal da Paraíba (CCA/UFPB), Areia-PB, Brasil.
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Jacinto de Luna Batista
  • Jacinto de Luna Batista
  • Programa de Pós-Graduação em Agronomia, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal da Paraíba (CCA/UFPB), Areia-PB, Brasil.
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Gilmar da Silva Nunes
  • Gilmar da Silva Nunes
  • Programa de Pós-Graduação em Agronomia, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal da Paraíba (CCA/UFPB), Areia-PB, Brasil.
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Gemerson Machado de Oliveira
  • Gemerson Machado de Oliveira
  • Graduação em Agronomia, Centro de Ciências Agrarias, Universidade Federal da Paraíba (CCA/UFPB), Areia-PB, Brasil.
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Izabela Nunes do Nascimento
  • Izabela Nunes do Nascimento
  • Programa de Pós-Graduação em Agronomia, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal da Paraíba (CCA/UFPB), Areia-PB, Brasil.
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  •  Received: 29 September 2016
  •  Accepted: 08 November 2016
  •  Published: 17 November 2016

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine trap efficiency on capturing fruit fly Ceratitis capitata. The research was conducted in greenhouse of the Entomology Laboratory of the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences Center of the Federal University of Paraiba – CCA/UFPB, Areia – PB. The trap efficiency was evaluated by comparing three types (Delta, Pet and Circular Trap) with standard trap of McPhail type using liquid and semi-solid lures: Bio Anastrepha® 5% and CeraTrap®. Traps were equidistantly arranged in the experimental environment where eight releases of 300 adults of C. capitata, newly emerged, were carried out. The effectiveness of traps was evaluated according to the number of captured flies in the set period. Data were subjected to variance analyses and Tukey test. Standard trap of McPhail type and alternative trap of Pet type were the most efficient on capturing C. capitata in greenhouse environment. The alternative trap of Pet type can replace the standard one on C. capitata trapping.
 
Key words:  Fruit production, hydrolyzed proteins, Mediterranean fruit fly.