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Effects of Raspberry Ketone on the Mating Success of Male Melon Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)

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Title: Effects of Raspberry Ketone on the Mating Success of Male Melon Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Authors: Shelly, Todd E.
Keywords: Bactrocera cucurbitae
bait traps
cue-lure
fruit flies
insect attractants
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males
mating behavior
sex attractants

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Issue Date: May 2000
Publisher: Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation: Shelly TE. 2000. Effects of raspberry ketone on the mating success of male melon flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 34:143–147.
Abstract: Laboratory tests were conducted to determine whether feeding on raspberry ketone affected the mating success of male melon flies, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett). The effect of this chemical was time-dependent. Males exposed to raspberry ketone obtained a disproportionately small number of matings when tested on the day of exposure but a disproportionately large number of matings when tested 1 d after exposure. The chemical had no detectable effect on mating frequency in tests conducted 3 d or 7 d after feeding by the treated males. Males exposed to raspberry ketone were less likely to be captured in traps than unexposed males. These results are compared with similar studies on other tephritids.
Pages/Duration: 6 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/8368
ISSN: 0073-134X
Appears in Collections:Volume 34 - May 2000 : Hawaiian Entomological Society



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