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Data from: Experiments on Jackson trap efficiency capturing Bactrocera dorsalis and Zeugodacus cucurbitae

posted on 2024-02-21, 19:46 authored by Nicholas ManoukisNicholas Manoukis, Jason Leathers, Kyle Beucke, Lori A.F.N. Carvalho

Jackson traps baited with male lures with or without insecticides are essential components of surveillance and monitoring programs against pest tephritid fruit flies. The ability of a trap to capture a fly that enters, sometimes termed “trap efficiency”, is dependent on many factors including the trap/lure/toxicant combination. We tested the effects of three important components of Jackson traps on efficiency of capture of two important fruit fly species, using the “standard” (i.e., as they are used in the state-wide surveillance program in California) and alternatives: Insecticide (Naled, DDVP or None), type of adhesive on the sticky panel (Seabright Laboratories Stickem Special Regular or Stickem Special HiTack), and use of a single or combination male lure (Methyl eugenol and/or cuelure). Experiments were conducted in large outdoor carousel olfactometers with known numbers of Bactrocera dorsalis and Zeugodacus cucurbitae and by trapping wild populations of the same two species. Lures were aged out to eight weeks to develop a comprehensive dataset on trap efficiency of the various combinations.

Resources in this dataset:

  • Resource Title: Olfactometer data.

    File Name: olfactometer-data-rows.csv

    Resource Description: Number of flies per trap captured in the olfactometers

  • Resource Title: Field data.

    File Name: field-data-rows.csv

    Resource Description: Number of flies caught per trap in the field

  • Resource Title: Metadata.

    File Name: Metadata.txt

    Resource Description: Information on columns in each data file


USDA-ARS: 2040-22430-027-00D


Data contact name

Manoukis, Nicholas

Data contact email


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  • Not specified

Geographic Coverage


Geographic location - description

64 Nowelo St Hilo Hawaii (olfactometer) and N19 36.725 W155 05.084 (field experiments)

ISO Topic Category

  • farming

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

Bactrocera dorsalis; Zeugodacus cucurbitae; bait traps; males; monitoring; insect pests; fruit flies; naled; methyl eugenol; cue-lure; olfactometers; trapping

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 304

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Manoukis, Nicholas C.; Leathers, Jason; Beucke, Kyle; Carvalho, Lori A.F.N. (2022). Data from: Experiments on Jackson trap efficiency capturing Bactrocera dorsalis and Zeugodacus cucurbitae. Ag Data Commons.

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