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A weekly study on Bactrocera zonata S. and Bactrocera dorsalis H. (Diptera: Tephritidae) against methyl eugenol, raspberry essence and GF-120 in persimmon orchards from Kohat, Pakistan

Uzair Ahmad*, Unab Begum

Department of Plant Protection, The University of Agriculture,  Peshawar-25120, Pakistan.

druzair94@gmail.com

Page Range:
176-179
Article ID:
A-254
Online Published:
19-04-2017
Abstract

A study was conducted to find out the efficacy of the lures viz methyl eugenol, raspberry essence and GF-120 in baited fruit fly traps at persimmon orchards in Kohat district, KPK. Three treatments: T1 (Methyl eugenol), T2 (Raspberry essence) and T3 (Gf-120) with nine replications treatment-1 were installed. Results revealed highest population density for fruit flies in T1 (382), following T3 (197.2) while the least population density was revealed in T2 (23.6). Population trend over time showed maximum population density for fruit flies at week 1, following week 2, week 4, week 3 and week 5. The number of fruit flies were observed with highest average number of Bactrocera zonata (700) in T1 (week 1), whereas Bactrocera dorsalis (250) in T1 (week 1), while the minimum average number of 08 in T2 (week 5) and 01 in T2 (week 5) was recorded for B. zonata and B. dorsalis, respectively. Maximum average numbers of males were recorded 950 in T1 (week 1), whereas the minimum average number of males revealed 09 in T2 (week 5). Average population density of fruit flies (gender) revealed 200.93 (male) while it revealed 0.0 for females.

Keywords
B. dorsalis, GF-120, Kohat, Raspberry essence, Zonata.
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