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A New Visual Trap for Rhagoletis cerasi (L.) (Diptera: Tephritidae)
AbstractThe European cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis cerasi (L.) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is the most important pest of sweet cherries in Europe. The aim of our experiments was to develop a new, cost-efficient, lead chromate-free and more eco-friendly trap for monitoring and mass trapping of R. cerasi. Five different-colored yellow panels and three different trap shapes were compared to a standard Rebell® amarillo trap in three experimental orchards in 2012. Trap color F, with a strong increase in reflectance at 500–550 nm and a secondary peak in the UV-region at 300–400 nm, captured significantly more flies than the standard Rebell® amarillo trap. Yellow traps with increased reflectance in the blue region (400–500 nm) were least attractive. Trap shape was of minor importance, as long as the object was three-dimensional and visible from all directions. Based on economic and practical considerations, a cylinder-shaped trap “UFA-Samen Kirschenfliegenfalle” was developed for commercial use and is currently under on-farm evaluation.
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Daniel, C.; Mathis, S.; Feichtinger, G. A New Visual Trap for Rhagoletis cerasi (L.) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Insects 2014, 5, 564-576.View more citation formats
Daniel C, Mathis S, Feichtinger G. A New Visual Trap for Rhagoletis cerasi (L.) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Insects. 2014; 5(3):564-576.Chicago/Turabian Style
Daniel, Claudia; Mathis, Samuel; Feichtinger, Georg. 2014. "A New Visual Trap for Rhagoletis cerasi (L.) (Diptera: Tephritidae)." Insects 5, no. 3: 564-576.