Attraction ofCarpophilus Spp. (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) to volatile compounds present in figs
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Various volatile compounds present in ripening figs were attractive toCarpophilus hemipterus, C. mutilatus, C.freemani, andC. lugubris. Field tests demonstrated that traps baited with a mixture of acetaldehyde, ethyl alcohol, and ethyl acetate caught more adultC. hemipterus than those baited with (1) other mixtures involving various combinations of 19 compounds, (2) with 16 single compounds, or (3) with fig paste.
Key wordsCarpophilus hemipterus C. mutilatus C. freemani C. lugubris Nitidulidae fig attractant
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