Field Trapping of Fruit Flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) Infesting Mango Fruits at Khartoum State

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2015-06-15
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Elsadig Mohmmed Ahmed Bashir,
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uofk
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Three different locally-made fruit fly traps were evaluated. The traps were basically made of plastic bottles )1.25 L) each with screw cap and different holes drilled on the side of the bottle. The bottles contained liquid food which attracts flies. The trapping efficiency of each trap type under field conditions was assessed at two locations at Alfaki Hashim village, (North of Khartoum). In both locations trap type C was found to be more efficient than trap types A and B since it trapped nearly three times as many flies and nearly twice as many flies as did traps A and B, respectively. Bactrocera invadens and Ceratitis cosyra were the fruit flies found infesting mango fruits in the study area, the former species was the most prevalent. The three trap types attracted both sexes of the two species; but the populations of the females were higher than those of males. Infestation of mango fruits started at the first week of May. The infestation was higher in the late maturing variety (Abusamaka) as compared to the early maturing varieties (Shendi and Baladi
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Field Trapping of Fruit Flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) Infesting Mango Fruits at Khartoum State
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