Repellency and oviposition deterrence effects of plant essential and vegetable oils against female Queensland fruit fly Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae)

Hidayat, Yusup, Heather, Neil and Hassan, Errol (2013) Repellency and oviposition deterrence effects of plant essential and vegetable oils against female Queensland fruit fly Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Australian Journal of Entomology, 52 4: 379-386. doi:10.1111/aen.12040


Author Hidayat, Yusup
Heather, Neil
Hassan, Errol
Title Repellency and oviposition deterrence effects of plant essential and vegetable oils against female Queensland fruit fly Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Journal name Australian Journal of Entomology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1326-6756
1440-6055
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/aen.12040
Volume 52
Issue 4
Start page 379
End page 386
Total pages 8
Place of publication Richmond, VIC Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 1109 Neurosciences
1105 Dentistry
1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
Abstract Eight plant essential oils and five vegetable oils were evaluated under laboratory conditions for their repellency and oviposition deterrence effects against female Queensland fruit fly Bactrocera tryoni, using artificial substrates and apple fruits. The results showed that vegetable oils were more effective than essential oils in deterring oviposition. The oil with most potential was that of safflower Carthamus tinctorius. This vegetable oil, at a concentration of 10mL/L, significantly reduced oviposition in apples by 56.4% in a 24h choice test, but none of the tested essential and vegetable oils had a significant effect on oviposition in apples in a no-choice test. Based on the number of fruit flies landing on treated apples, vegetable oils were not repellents but deterred oviposition. The likely mechanism is that safflower and other vegetable oils created a slippery surface, and females were unable to make punctures in the fruit for egg deposition. Essential oils, especially lemon-scented tea tree Leptospermum petersonii, peppermint Mentha piperita and honey myrtle Melaleuca teretifolia, repelled female B.tryoni, but their persistence on apple fruits was very low, only for a few hours.
Keyword Cottonseed
Linseed
Neem
Palm
Safflower
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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