Evaluation of different trap types for catching the spotted wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii)


Abstract: In 2013 three different trap types against Drosophila suzukii were tested at two trial sites with different host plant composition in Austria to compare their economic feasibility and practicability of handling. The modified DROSO-Traps® caught the lowest numbers of D. suzukii at both trial sites, whereas the “Swiss cup traps” exhibited the highest catches at both trial sites, comparable with the Austrian “green trap” at one trial site. The results propose that the non-commercial Austrian “green trap” presents a valuable and easy handable alternative for monitoring and mass-trapping of D. suzukii to both compared commercial trap types.

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