Kwasniewska2009

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Kwasniewska, A. (2009) Field and laboratory studies on the effects of host fruit volatiles on Rhagoletis mendax (Diptera: Tephritidae) adults. Master's thesis, McGill University. (URL )

Abstract

I examined olfactory responses of the blueberry maggot fly Rhagoletis mendax Curran towards organic volatile compounds extracted from host fruit, in both field and laboratory experiments. First, I investigated the effects of eight volatile treatments on the capture rate of adult flies, in Saint-Chrysostome, QC. A second study focused on testing the attractiveness of the same volatile treatments in wind tunnel bioassays. I also evaluated the effect of experience, sex and population on the olfactory response of these flies. Ammonium acetate was one of the more effective lures in field experiments during the early season. The treatment blend of terpenes and alcohols had the highest fly capture rate in early and late season but it did not differ significantly from ammonium acetate. Ammonium acetate elicited the strongest response in wind tunnel bioassays, followed by a blend of aldehydes and alcohols. Nova Scotia flies had an overall higher response to treatments than the Quebec population and male flies exhibited a higher flight frequency. Experienced flies were also less stimulated by the treatments than naive flies. This research has provided an initial step in identification of attractive host fruit volatiles to R. mendax adults, supporting the hypothesis that volatile host blends of specific compounds are attractive to the insect. It is also suggested that future experiments use either male or female, naive flies from the same geographical location.

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@MASTERSTHESIS { Kwasniewska2009,
    AUTHOR = { Kwasniewska, A. },
    TITLE = { Field and laboratory studies on the effects of host fruit volatiles on Rhagoletis mendax (Diptera: Tephritidae) adults },
    SCHOOL = { McGill University },
    YEAR = { 2009 },
    NOTE = { CEFTMS, Buddle, C.M. },
    ABSTRACT = { I examined olfactory responses of the blueberry maggot fly Rhagoletis mendax Curran towards organic volatile compounds extracted from host fruit, in both field and laboratory experiments. First, I investigated the effects of eight volatile treatments on the capture rate of adult flies, in Saint-Chrysostome, QC. A second study focused on testing the attractiveness of the same volatile treatments in wind tunnel bioassays. I also evaluated the effect of experience, sex and population on the olfactory response of these flies. Ammonium acetate was one of the more effective lures in field experiments during the early season. The treatment blend of terpenes and alcohols had the highest fly capture rate in early and late season but it did not differ significantly from ammonium acetate. Ammonium acetate elicited the strongest response in wind tunnel bioassays, followed by a blend of aldehydes and alcohols. Nova Scotia flies had an overall higher response to treatments than the Quebec population and male flies exhibited a higher flight frequency. Experienced flies were also less stimulated by the treatments than naive flies. This research has provided an initial step in identification of attractive host fruit volatiles to R. mendax adults, supporting the hypothesis that volatile host blends of specific compounds are attractive to the insect. It is also suggested that future experiments use either male or female, naive flies from the same geographical location. },
    OWNER = { Luc },
    TIMESTAMP = { 2010.11.11 },
    URL = { http://digitool.Library.McGill.CA:80/R/-?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=66956&current_base=GEN01 },
}

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