Age-Related Response of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) to Protein Hydrolysate and Sucrose
Authors: NIGG, H. N.; SIMPSON, S. E.; ATTAWAY, J. A.; FRASER, S.; BURNS, E.; LITTELL, R. C.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 88, Number 3, June 1995 , pp. 669-677(9)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa (Loew), males and females were given the choice Nu-Lure + sugar and water + sugar. The most active visitation periods were 0800- 0830, 1300-1330, and 1600-1630 hours for Nu-Lure + sugar, and 0800-0830 hours for water + sugar. Female visits to food lures were ≍1.5 times male activity overall, but on only a few days could those female visits be statistically validated. Starved males visited water + sugar more than Nu-Lure + sugar at age 5 d. Fed flies displayed little or no pattern of feeding activity from 3-16 d old. Starved flies had peaks of visits to water + sugar for males on days 5. 6. 13, and 14, and females visits to Nu-Lure + sugar on days 8 and 9. Visitations to food lures by starved and fed females were mirrored by egg production. We conclude that A. suspensa has an absolute protein requirement for egg production.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1995
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