Trapping of the Fruit-flies, Dacus spp. (Diptera: Tephritidae) with methyl eugenol in Orchards
Ibrahim, A. G., Singh, G. and King, H. S. (1979) Trapping of the Fruit-flies, Dacus spp. (Diptera: Tephritidae) with methyl eugenol in Orchards. Pertanika, 2 (1). pp. 58-61.
Field trapping of fruit-flies Dacus spp. (Diptera: Tephritidae) using methyl eugenol over a five week period was conducted in a fruit farm at Gombah, Selaugor, The results showed that traps with slit holes caught the greatest number of fruit-flies. Over 85% of the flies caught were male, Dacus dorsalis, Hendel. When different formulations of methyl eugenol; malaathion 50EC + methyl eugenol, Carbaryl85S + methyl eugenol, Dipterex SP 95%) methyl eugenol and distilled water + methyl eugenol were tested at Serdang significant differences 'were only detected in the number of flies trapped in those traps with methyl eugenol -I- insecticides and those 'with methyl eugenol alone. The technique use were effective in controlling the fruit-flies for there was a reduction of 20% of damaged carambola fruits.
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