Optimal Formulations with Phantolid for Extending the Duration of Effectiveness of Trimedlure and Methyl (E)-6-Nonenoate as Attractants to Male Mediterranean Fruit Flies

  • Irving Keiser
  • Martin Jacobson
  • James A. Silva


In 1976 we reported1 that certain perfume fixatives controlled the release of trimedlure,2 an attractant of male Mediterranean fruit flies, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), and thereby enhanced the duration of effectiveness of this lure. The perfume fixatives were evaluated in an olfactometer stocked with laboratory massreared flies, and included tonalid, musk R-1, ambrettozone, galaxolide, astrotone, hibiscolide, phantolid, and musk BRB.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Irving Keiser
    • 1
  • Martin Jacobson
    • 2
  • James A. Silva
    • 3
  1. 1.Tropical Fruit and Vegetable Research Laboratory Agric. Res., Science and Education AdministrationU.S. Department of AgricultureHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Biologically Active Natural Products Laboratory Agricultural Environmental Quality Institute Agric. Res., Science and Education AdministrationU.S. Department of AgricultureBeltsvilleUSA
  3. 3.Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station College of Tropical Agriculture and Human ResourcesUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA

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