Quarantine Disinfestation of Blueberries Against Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae) by Cold Storage

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Rabbit-eye blueberries (Vaccinium ashei 'Premier' and 'Climax')and highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Sharpe Blue') were infested artificially with immature life stages of Queensland fruit fly,Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt),and stored at 1.0± 0.2°C. Dose-mortality data from infested fruit held in cold storage for up to 12 d showed that the 1st instar of B. tryoni in blueberries was the most treatment-tolerant life stage. Of more than 100,000first instars infesting blueberries, none survived to pupation after storage at 1°C for 12d.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1998

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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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