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Field assessment of synthetic attractants and traps for the Old World screw-worm fly, Chrysomya bezziana

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Urech, R., Green, P. E., Brown, G. W., Spradbery, J. P., Tozer, R. S., Mayer, D. G. and Tack Kan, Y. (2012) Field assessment of synthetic attractants and traps for the Old World screw-worm fly, Chrysomya bezziana. Veterinary Parasitology, 187 (3). pp. 486-490. ISSN 0304-4017

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Article Link(s): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2012.03.046

Publisher URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304401712001707

Abstract

The performance of newly developed trapping systems for the Old World screw-worm fly, Chrysomya bezziana has been determined in field trials on cattle farms in Malaysia. The efficacy of non-sticky traps and new attractants to trap C. bezziana and non-target flies was compared with the standard sticky trap and Swormlure. The optimal trap was a modified LuciTrap® with a new attractant mixture, Bezzilure-2. The LuciTrap/Bezzilure-2 caught on average 3.1 times more C. bezziana than the sticky trap with Swormlure (P<0.05) and provided selectivity for C. bezziana against Chrysomya megacephala and Chrysomya rufifacies with factors of 5.9 and 6.4, respectively. The LuciTrap also discriminates with factors of 90 and 3.6 against Hemipyrellia sp. and sarcophagid flesh flies respectively, compared to the sticky trap. The LuciTrap/Bezzilure-2 system is recommended for screwworm fly surveillance as it is more attractive and selective towards C. bezziana and provides flies of better quality for identification than the sticky trap.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Animal Science
Keywords:Sticky trap LuciTrap Selectivity Bezzilure Chemical attractants Surveillance
Subjects:Science > Entomology
Animal culture > Cattle
Veterinary medicine
Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals > Cattle
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