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Infestations of Oriental Fruit Flies in 53–116 and Smooth Cayenne Pineapple Varieties Grown Near Supporting Guava or Other Host Fruits

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During April and June 1969, varieties 53–116 and were found, though the fruit was exposed to increasing 'Smooth Cayenne’ of pineapple, Ananas comosus (L.) populations developing in nearby concentrations of guava, Merr., from commercial plantings at Kunia and Poamoho on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, were collected. No eggs or larvae of the oriental fruit fly, Dacus dorsalis Hendel, Psidium guajava L.,a natural host. Thus, the varietal differences in these pineapples did not appear to make them more susceptible to the oriental fruit fly.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 15, 1970

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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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