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Easy-to-handle sticky trap for fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)
- Robacker, D.C., Heath, R.R.
- Florida entomologist 2001 v.84 no.2 pp. 302
- Anastrepha ludens, sticky traps, trapping, insect control, Citrus paradisi, Citrus reticulata, orchards
- A sticky trap for fruit flies made from fruit fly adhesive paper (FFAP) covered with a plastic mesh of either 1.5×1.5 or 2.2×2.2 cm mesh size was as effective as Pherocon AM traps in capturing Mexican fruit flies (Anastrepha ludens). FFAP traps without mesh captured 3× more flies than the best traps with mesh. However, mesh eliminates many problems associated FFAP traps. The mesh-covered traps are simple, compact, easy to pack, and do not capture birds or leave residue on the users' hands.