Technologies Required for Development of Trap-based MAT Control Against the Striped Fruit Fly, Bactrocera scutellata

호박꽃과실파리의 트랩형 수컷박멸제 기반 기술 개발

  • Kim, Kyusoon (Department of Plant Medicals, Andong National University) ;
  • Kim, Minhyun (Department of Plant Medicals, Andong National University) ;
  • Kwon, Gimyeon (Biological Utilization Institute) ;
  • Kim, Yonggyun (Department of Plant Medicals, Andong National University)
  • Received : 2016.10.03
  • Accepted : 2017.02.07
  • Published : 2017.03.01


The striped fruit fly, Bactrocera scutellata, infests pumpkin flowers. Males are attracted to raspberry ketone (RK) and feed the attractant. This study was conducted to determine essential techniques to develop a male annihilation technique (MAT) of this insect pest. Effective attractants were screened in laboratory and field conditions. Both males and females were responsive to methyl eugenol (ME) in laboratory, though no flies were attracted to ME traps in field conditions. In contrast, cuelure (CL), which is a chemical derivative of RK, was effective to attract males of B. scutellata in both laboratory and field conditions. However, RK was equivalent or superior to CL when they were formulated in a form of wax dispenser. A pyrethroid insecticide along with the attractant was effective to attract and kill B. scutellata. Funnel trap was useful for MAT to confirm and count dead flies. These results indicate that MAT against B. scutellata consists of RK and bifenthrin in a wax type formulation, which is installed to a funnel type of trap. These essential factors would be useful to develop MAT applicable to control B. scutellata in fields.


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