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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 (2018). 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 Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production 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 proteinbased 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 Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science (BIB14970803)
Year of publishing :2018
Number:2018:2
Number of Pages:29
Place of Publication:Alnarp
Publisher:Department of Plant Protection Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Article category:Other scientific
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.: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
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Evolutionary Biology
Keywords:Ceratitis capitata, Mediterranean fruit fly, attractant, repellent, pushpull, trap-crop
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-5182
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-5182
ID Code:15859
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Protection Biology
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Deposited On:23 Jan 2019 07:17
Metadata Last Modified:23 Jan 2019 07:17

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