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A trial of odour baited targets to control the tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans centralis (Diptera: Glossinidae) in west Zambia

  • L. P. M. Willemse (a1)

Targets of black cloth with or without flanking netting panels (ca. 1 m tall × 1.7 m) baited with acetone (130 mg/h) and 1-octen-3-ol (0.5 mg/h), coated with deltamethrin suspension concentrate and deployed at 4/km2, produced a decline of 3% per day in the apparent density of the tsetse fly Glossina morsitans centralis Machado in 500 km2 of the Western Province of Zambia. Flies were eradicated in a year as evidenced by the absence of catches from flyrounds and traps and the elimination of the transmission of trypanosomiasis. The promise of the target technique is confirmed but the need for its further development is emphasized.

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Laurastraat 67, 6471 JH Eygelshoven, The Netherlands.
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G.A. Vale (1974) New field methods for studying the responses of tsetse flies (Diptera, Glossinidae) to hosts. Bulletin of Entomological Research 64, 199208.

G.A. Vale , D.F. Lovemore , S. Flint & G.F. Cockbill (1988). Odour baited targets to control tsetse flies, Glossina spp. (Diptera: Glossinidae), in Zimbabwe. Bulletin of Entomological Research 78, 3149.

A.J. Wilson (1969) Value of the indirect fluorescent antibody test as a serological aid to diagnosis of Glossina-transmitted bovine trypanosomiasis. Tropical Animal Health and Production 1, 8995.

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Bulletin of Entomological Research
  • ISSN: 0007-4853
  • EISSN: 1475-2670
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