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Opiine Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Oriental Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) on Kauai Island, Hawaii: Islandwide Relative Abundance and Parasitism Rates in Wild and Orchard Guava Habitats
Positive correlations between numbers of B. arisanus , the dominant parasitoid, and numbers of oriental fruit fly indicated a density-dependent relationship, and percentage parasitism was significantly higher in wild habitats than in orchard habitats.
Capture of Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) Using Color Inserts in TriInedlure-Baited Jackson Traps
Tests of the capture of wild Mediterranean fruit flies were made using a commercially produced adhesive paper available in several different colors as an insert in trimedlure-baited Jackson traps, with generally, inserts made with the fluorescent colors captured more flies than those with nonfluorescent colors.
Releases of Psyttalia fletcheri (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and Sterile Flies to Suppress Melon Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii
Results suggest that the effects of sterile flies were greater than those for parasitoids, from a multitactic melon fly management strategy, and sterile flies would complement the effect of P. fletcheri againstMelon fly.
Preliminary Field Tests on the Suitability of Amdro and Distance in Ant Bait Container for Control of the Big-Headed Ant, Pheidole megacephala (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Studies were conducted to (1) select a suitable brand of bait container for use in the control of big-headed ant in an agricultural situations, (2) determine the short-term effects environmental
Comparison of Populations of
Seven accessions (if leucaena Ik-nth, supported significantly different population densities of Hrteropsylla cubana Crawford), and psyllid densities occurred on the highest and lowest populations occurred on accessions K8, K527, and K636.
Design and Relative Efficiency of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Bucket Traps
This study examined responses of male Mediterranean fruit fly to bucket and modified bucket traps with different entrance hole sizes and colors, and found the modified bucket trap appears well suited for use in wet environments because of its water-resistant design.
Survey of Dacus cucurbitae Coquillett (Diptera: Tephritidae) infestations in the cultivated and weedy forms of Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae).
Melon fly, Dacus cucurbitae Coquillett, infestation surveys in bitter melons in Hawaii have been reported from Momordica sp., Momordica charantia L., and Momordica bahamina L. in the Hawaiian
Attraction ofBactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Nontarget Insects to Methyl Eugenol Bucket Traps with Different Preservative Fluids on Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands
The propylene glycol antifreeze bucket trap is best suited for use in environments where endemic species are known to be absent and mineral oil traps are more suited for minimizing insect captures in environmentally sensitive habitats.
Response of Nontarget Insects to Methyl Eugenol, Cue-Lure, Trimedlure, and Protein Bait Bucket Traps on Kauai Island, Hawaii, USA
It is suggested that nontarget insects are attracted to those types of fruit fly traps placed in environmentally sensitive habitats, so as not to place a strain on populations of rare endemic species.