Quarantine Cold Treatment for Hawaiian Carambola Fruit Infested with Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Melon Fly, or Oriental Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Eggs and Larvae

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Cold storage at 1.1 ± 0.6 for 12 d was tested as a quarantine treatment against Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann); melon fly, Baetrocera cucurbilae (Coquillett); and oriental fruit fly, B. dorsalis (Hendel), infesting Hawaiian carambola (starfruit), Averrhoa carambola L. Cold storage for 12 d at 1.1 ± 0.6 disinfested '-16', 'Golden Star', 'Kajang', 'Kari', 'Kyra', and 'Sri Kembangan' of Mediterranean fruit fly, melon fly, and oriental fruit fly eggs and larvae, providing Probit 9 quarantine security. Modified fruit infestation and holding techniques used to obtain adequate estimated treated populations from poor host fruits, such as carambola, are described.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1995

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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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