Improved Holding Technique for Infested Commodities Used for Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Quarantine Treatment Research

Authors: Armstrong, J. W; Schneider, E. L; Garcia, D. L.; Nakamura, A. N.; Linse, E. S.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 77, Number 2, April 1984 , pp. 553-555(3)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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A technique was developed for holding treated and control commodities on trays containing larval diet for Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) quarantine treatment research. This new technique gives maximum C. capitata recovery in controls, even when the commodity deteriorates too rapidly for completion of larval development or the commodity is otherwise a poor host. The technique increases quarantine treatment research efficiency by decreasing the amount of time required to service and maintain holding facilities, to collect pupae, and to obtain test results. It also decreases the number of replications required to develop efficacy data, the costs of individual holding boxes, and the costs for commodities.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1984

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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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