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A new visual trap for Rhagoletis cerasi (L.) (Diptera: Tephritidae).

Daniel, Claudia; Mathis, Samuel and Feichtinger, Georg (2014) A new visual trap for Rhagoletis cerasi (L.) (Diptera: Tephritidae). insects, 5, pp. 564-576.

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The 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.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Diptera; Tephritidae; organic agriculture; yellow sticky trap; monitoring; mass trapping
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Crop husbandry
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Plant Protection and Biodiversity
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Entomolgy
Deposited By: Daniel, Dr. Claudia
ID Code:26808
Deposited On:18 Aug 2014 12:35
Last Modified:18 Aug 2014 12:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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