Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura
versão impressa ISSN 0100-2945
MONTEIRO, Lino Bittencourt et al. Food attractants used in the monitoring of fruit flies in peach trees in lapa, Paraná (PR), Brazil. Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2007, vol.29, n.1, pp. 72-74. ISSN 0100-2945. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452007000100016.
Fruit flies of Anastrepha genus are a key pest in peach trees in Paraná. Food attractants were tested to determine their efficiency in monitoring fruit flies captured in McPhail fly traps. The experiment was conducted over a period of three years. In 2002 the following attractors were tested: Maguari® brand grape juice, BioAnastrepha® brand hydrolyzed enzymatic protein and Chemin Agrin® vinegar. Over the next two years, the vinegar was replaced by Torula® hydrolyzed protein compound. Protein-based attractants were the most efficient in trapping Anastrepha spp. and captured flies earlier comparing to grape juice. According to the results, the use of protein-based attractants for monitoring Anastrepha spp in the Lapa peach trees was recommended.
Palavras-chave : Anastrepha; food attractant; monitoring; peach.