pH Effect on the attractiveness of a corn hydrolysate to the Mediterranean fruit fly and several Anastrepha species (Diptera: Tephritidae).

  title={pH Effect on the attractiveness of a corn hydrolysate to the Mediterranean fruit fly and several Anastrepha species (Diptera: Tephritidae).},
  author={Robert R. Heath and Nancy D. Epsky and Stephanie Bloem and Kenneth A. Bloem and Felix Acajabon and Antonio Guzman and Derrell L. Chambers},
  journal={Journal of Economic Entomology},
Field trials were conducted to determine the attractiveness of aqueous formulations of a protein bait, NuLure, as compared with a standard bait of pelletized torula yeast plus sodium borate for the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Weidemann); the Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens (Loew); and other Anastrepha spp. The addition of 1-10% borax to 10% NuLure solution increased bait pH, which corresponded directly with increase in number of female C. capitata trapped in field trials… Expand
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