Monitoring the Oriental Fruit Fly (Bactrocera dorsalis), the Melon Fly (B. cucurbitae), and B. tau Fruit Fly Using Wax Formation Lures

왁스 제형을 이용한 오리엔탈과실파리(Bactrocera dorsalis, 오이과실파리(B. cucurbitae) 및 B. tau 과실파리에 대한 모니터링 기술

  • Kim, Yonggyun (Department of Plant Medicals, Andong National University) ;
  • Imam, Mollah (Department of Plant Medicals, Andong National University) ;
  • Al Baki, Md. Abdullah (Department of Plant Medicals, Andong National University) ;
  • Ahn, Jeong Joon (Research Institute of Climate Change and Agriculture, National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, Rural Development Administration)
  • Received : 2017.10.13
  • Accepted : 2017.11.15
  • Published : 2018.03.01


Out of 60 quarantine insect pests in Korea, 42 species are classified into tephritid fruit flies. Most of these fruit flies are attracted to two natural products, methyl eugenol (ME) or raspberry ketone. Paraffin wax has been devised to formulate these lures. The formulated lures were applied to field test in Taiwan to attract quarantine fruit flies. Wax-ME formulation was installed in Delta trap and could attract 60-80 males of B. dorsalis per day during late August, while a wax formulation of Cue-lure (a methylated compound of raspberry ketone) attracted both B. cucurbitae and B. tau. These wax formulations can be applied to monitor these three quarantine species in Korea.


Quarantine;Tephritids;Bactrocera dorsalis;Bactrocera cucurbitae;Wax formulation


Supported by : 농촌진흥청


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