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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