, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 79–84 | Cite as

Olfactometer and trap for evaluating attractants for the mediterranean fruit fly,Ceratitis capitata

  • S. Gothilf
  • Rachel Galun


An olfactometer for laboratory evaluation of Mediterranean fruit fly [Ceratitis capitata (Wied.)] attractants is described. The olfactometer cage with horizontally rotating wheel on which to suspend traps, is basically a smaller version of that described by Gow in 1954. The trap design prevents direct contact of trapped flies with the experimental attractant, provides for their survival, and allows for their reuse in subsequent tests. One or more attractants can be tested simultaneously using flies of known age, sex and physiological condition.

Key Words

Olfactometer trap attractants Mediterranean fruit fly 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Gothilf
    • 1
  • Rachel Galun
    • 2
  1. 1.Div. of Chemistry of Pesticides and Natural ProductsARO, The Volcani CenterBet Dagan
  2. 2.Dept. of ZoologyThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalem

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