A Bloating Disease of Adults of the Apple Maggot1

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Abstract:

During routine rearing up to 20% of adult Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh) died with distended abdomens, a condition termed "abdominal bloating." Bloating was most prevalent in flies fed high-protein diets. Feeding some bacteria, notably Pseudomonas and Aerobacter species, separately or in mixtures to flies somewhat increased the incidence of the condition. Ingestion of an antibiotic markedly reduced its incidence but did not reduce mortality.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1969

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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