Evaluation of Coloured Fruit Fly Traps in Guava


  • Neerja Agrawal Department of Entomology, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur 208002, Uttar Pradesh
  • Neelam Yadav Department of Entomology, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur 208002, Uttar Pradesh




Bactrocera spp., B. zonata, B. dorsalis, B. nigrotibialis, B. correcta, guava, traps, green, yellow, transparent, vertical, Rakshak trap, methyl eugenol, trap catches


A field experiment was carried out in guava orchards located at Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur (U.P.) during December- May, 2017-18 and 2018-19. Four coloured traps i.e. green, yellow, transparent and Rakshak traps, placed at three locations for fruit fly Bactrocera spp., catches. Methyl eugenol was used as an attractant. The indigenously made green- and yellow-coloured vertical traps were the best as compared to transparent and Rakshak trap. Four fruit flies viz. Bactrocera zonata (Saunders), B. dorsalis (Hendel), B. nigrotibialis (Perkins) and B. correcta (Bezzi) were recorded, of which the B. zonata was found as dominant.


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Agrawal, N. ., & Yadav, N. . (2021). Evaluation of Coloured Fruit Fly Traps in Guava. Indian Journal of Entomology, 84(3), 637–638. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2021.57



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