Data from: Field Estimates of Attraction of Ceratitis capitata to Trimedlure and Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) to Methyl Eugenol in Varying Environments
This package includes the data from field experiments to measure the range of attraction of two "male lures" on two different pest fruit fly species via Mark-Release-Recapture (MRR). These values will be of importance to those seeking to optimize fruit fly detection networks or other networks of traps. Methyl eugenol is found to be more attractive to Bactrocera dorsalis compared with trimedlure to Ceratitis capitata. Data consists of number released, proportion responsive, quality control assay results, and recaptures in traps set in a grid pattern after the release.
Data from: Experiments on Jackson trap efficiency capturing Bactrocera dorsalis and Zeugodacus cucurbitae
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.
Functional annotation for 15 diverse arthropod genomes
We present the annotation results of 15 arthropod proteomes using an open source, open access and containerized pipeline for genome-scale functional annotation of insect proteomes and apply it to a diverse range of arthropod species.
Data from: Quantifying Insect Dispersal Distances from Trapping Detections Data to Predict Delimiting Survey Radii, Raw Florida fruit fly Distances
Trapping survey detections data for Medfly and OFF with latitudes and longitudes and other spatial identifications removed, to protect private properties from being identified. Data are from Florida, 1956-2018, and were used to quantify the dispersal kernel, or total distance travelled, up to 30 days. "Collected Florida fruit fly distances raw data v1.csv" is the data with brief information for all records, including those that could not be clustered and analyzed. The data can be used to verify the dataset reporting in the linked citation.
Data from: Quantifying Insect Dispersal Distances from Trapping Detections Data to Predict Delimiting Survey Radii, Florida fruit fly Distances
Trapping survey detections data for Medfly and OFF with latitudes and longitudes and other spatial identifications removed, to protect private properties from being identified. Data are from Florida, 1956-2018, and were used to quantify the dispersal kernel, or total distance travelled, up to 30 days. "Collected Florida fruit fly distances data v1.csv" is the data with clustering for proximity in time and space. This data includes distance metrics calculated for each record, from the cluster centroid.
Bug Bytes sound library: stored product insect pest sounds
This archive of .wav format sound recordings supports the detection and control of hidden insect infestations.
Genes of viral origin in the Fopius arisanus genome
*Fopius arisanus* (Sonan) is a braconid wasp (subfamily Opiinae) and biological control agent of a broad range of tephritid fruit fly species, including the global pests Mediterranean fruit fly *Ceratitis capitata* and the Oriental fruit fly *Bactrocera dorsalis*. In an effort to create foundational genomic resources for this species, the complete genome and transcriptomes for several wasp life stages have been recently generated. Manual annotation of 55 viral genes and phylogenetic analysis revealed that *F. arisanus* has independently acquired a symbiotic virus related to alpha-nudiviruses.