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Understanding Olfactory Attraction in Anastrepha Using A. ludens as a Model System

  • D. C. Robacker


The Mexican fruit fly (MFF) is a member of the genus Anastrepha for which effective, easy-to-use attractants have been difficult to develop. Most attractants for this group are fermenting proteinaceous or fruit baits. All these baits require the bulky, fragile McPhail trap. In this paper I will summarize recent studies of potential new attractants for the MFF that do not require McPhail traps, including how they work and interact.


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