Assessment of IPM using Conetrap®, MagnetTMMED and Moskisan® attract-and-kill and mass-trapping devices to control Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) in citrus orchards
Meriem Tlemsani and Synda Boulahia-Kheder
The aim of present study was to test Cone Trap®compared to Moskisan® baited with Biolure® and MagnetTMMED. Two trials were conducted on summer fruits to assess capture performances and selectivity of the ConeTrap® and on citrus to evaluate its effectiveness in Citrus protection. The Medfly’scaptures were 5 to 10 times higher with ConeTrap® than Moskisan® and it was more selective to non-target arthropods with an average of 6.3% against 19.05% for the Moskisan®. On citrus, the ConeTrap® as well the other systems were as effective to reduce Medfly level and damage compared to the control. The ConeTrap® has shown its efficiency in Medfly captures and fruit protection with less than 1% of damaged oranges. Furthermore its recommended density per ha could be reduced it is hence an interesting system for the Medfly mass trapping.
Meriem Tlemsani, Synda Boulahia-Kheder. Assessment of IPM using Conetrap®, MagnetTMMED and Moskisan® attract-and-kill and mass-trapping devices to control Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) in citrus orchards. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(3):1511-1517.