0334 Color preference of Drosophila sp. associated with swine production facilities

Monday, December 13, 2010: 10:44 AM
Hampton (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Benjamin A Hottel , Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Joseph L. Spencer , Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Susan T. Ratcliffe , North Central IPM Center, Urbana, IL
Drosophila repleta (Patterson) is a nuisance pest in a variety of facilities including restaurants, bars, poultry houses, swine facilities, and hospitals. While sanitation is used primarily to control D. repleta at the larval stage, monitoring and controlling the adult stage requires alternative methods. Monitoring devices that trap adults can be used to gauge fly population numbers at the facility. This study examined the attractiveness of color and odors to adult D. repleta.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.48997