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Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Host Status of Commercial Lemon

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The status of commercial California lemons, Citrus limon L., cv. Eureka and Lisbon, as a host of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), was examined. Lemons were artificially exposed in cages to 7,500 adult C. capitata. Estimated populations of 515,982 eggs in 1,609 lemons resulted in only five live pupae. These few survivors are well below quarantine requirements of one survivor per 33,333. These results confirm that lemon cv. Eureka and Lisbon should not be considered a host of C. capitata.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 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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