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The invasive Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata Wied (Diptera; Tephritidae)

Life history, ecology, behaviour and its implication in ethological management

Figueroa Candia, Ilich (2017). The invasive Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata Wied (Diptera; Tephritidae). Alnarp: (LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Protection Biology, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Introductory paper at the Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science ; 2018:2
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The Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata is considered a major pest of fruit production worldwide. It is a highly polyphagous species with big capability to adapt and spread into several different environments, giving it the status of a threating invasive species for fruit production in many countries. C. capitata’s high adaptability is mainly related to its life history, behavior and host location ecology, in which semiochemicals play a major role. Several control strategies have been developed using sexual and feeding attractants in monitoring and mass trapping programs, but little is known about the potential of plant-based compounds. These products, such botanical extracts and essential oils, could affect the behavior of pests like C. capitata. By studying and understanding adults’ host location behavior when exposed to olfactory signals (attractant and repellents), the aim of this research is to explore the potential of odour sources for use in C. capitata control strategies for small and medium scale fruit production in Bolivian valleys. This research includes evaluation of locally available protein-based attractants, screening and evaluation of native plant extracts and essential oils as spatial repellents, investigation of the C. capitata interaction with a local apple variety with potential as a trap-crop, and finally the study of the possibilities of the combined use of those components for use in the field.

Authors/Creators:Figueroa Candia, Ilich
Title:The invasive Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata Wied (Diptera; Tephritidae)
Subtitle:Life history, ecology, behaviour and its implication in ethological management
Series/Journal:Introductory paper at the Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science (1654-3580)
Year of publishing :2017
Depositing date:2018
Number:2018:2
Page range:1-25
Number of Pages:29
Place of Publication:Alnarp
Publisher:Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISBN for printed version:1654-3580
ISSN:1654-3580
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Article category:Other scientific
Version:Draft
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:F Plant production > F40 Plant ecology
H Protection of plants and stored products > H10 Pests of plants
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Behavioural Sciences Biology
Keywords:ceratitis capitata, attractant, repellent
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-5145
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-5145
ID Code:15803
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Protection Biology
Deposited By: mr. ilich Figueroa
Deposited On:14 Dec 2018 14:26
Metadata Last Modified:16 Dec 2018 00:31

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