Document Type : Research Paper
Former M.Sc. Student, Department of Plant Protection, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran
2- Associated Professor, Department of Plant Protection, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran.
Agricultural Jihad Organization of Amol, Mazandaran.
In order to compare some attractants and insecticides in mass trapping of Mediterranean fruit flies, Ceratitis capitate (Wiedemann) an experiment was conducted in Amol city in a randomized complete block design with five replications and five treatment including Iranian and foreign hydrolyzate proteins, Ceratrap, Deptak and Medlur. In another experiment the effect of some insecticide in four level including Dipterex, Palizin, Malathion and without any insecticide (control) and its interaction with two level of attractants including Iranian hydrolyzate protein and Ceratrap was carried out in citrus orchards. The results show that the Ceratrap and Iranian hydrolyzate protein had the highest daily catch of female (2.65 and 2.55) and male (2.55and 2.65) of Mediterranean fruit fly in McPhail traps. Also, statistical comparison of second experiments revealed that Dipterex with the Iranian protein hydrolyzate (0.94 0.006) and Dipterex in combination with Ceratrap (0.91) were significantly effective treatment to attract and kill Ceratitis capitate flies. Base in this results the blend of Ceratrap or Iranian hydrolyzate protein and Dipterex suggest as a appreciate bait for mass trapping of the Mediterranean fruit flies.