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Oviposition preference and larval performance in Ceratitis capitata (Díptera, Tephritidae)

By Iara Sordi Joachim-Bravo and Fernando Sérgio Zucoloto

Abstract

Experiments concerning oviposition preference were carried out on Ceratitis capitata to determine whether females are able to preferentially oviposit on natural hosts in which the larvae develop better. The results indicated that the females do not preferentially oviposit on hosts of better nutritive value for the larvae

Topics: Ceratitis capitata, fruit flies, oviposition behavior, insects, Zoology, QL1-991, Science, Q, DOAJ:Zoology, DOAJ:Biology, DOAJ:Biology and Life Sciences
Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia
Year: 1997
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S0101-81751997000400004
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:4ed2234903dd4b95aeec7b06846f3fb7
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