Note On Preliminary Field Tests With Chemical Attractions Against Tabanidae

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1968
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Venkatraman T. V.
Ali J. Yagi,
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Insect attractants ate useful for surveying insect populations and for limIted arca control by incorporation into poisoned baits or traps to lure adult inse~:~s. Geraniol and eugenol (ethereal oils) have been used in the past as attractants for the Japanese beetle in America. Methyl eugenol is the most powerful known nttractant for the male Oriental fruit fly, Dacus dorsalis; this lure was found effective at least one-half mile downwind. Several chemical attractants cue- lure, trimedlure, are being successfully used for detection of newly introduced fruit fly in the United States of America.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 22, p. 35-37
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