Egg Batch Size of the Carambola Fruit Fly, Bactrocera Sp (Malaysian A) (Diptera Tephritidae)

T. H., Chua (1994) Egg Batch Size of the Carambola Fruit Fly, Bactrocera Sp (Malaysian A) (Diptera Tephritidae). Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 17 (2). pp. 107-109. ISSN 0126-6128

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The mean egg batch size for Bactrocera Malaysian A under[zeld and laboratory conditions was respectively 4.67 ± 0.40 (range 1 - 25) and 4.18± 0.26 (range 1-24). More single egg batches were observed in the field (22.0% of the total batches examined) compared to 7.5% in the laboratory. In both cases the mode was at 2 eggs, with batch size of 8 or more eggs fewer in number. It is suggested that such an uneven egg distribution would increase egg survival from parasitism, if the optimal foraging models apply and the egg parasite oviposits only in high egg batches.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Bactrocera Malaysian A, Tephritidae, egg batch size, carambola
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3237
Deposited By: Nasirah Abu Samah
Deposited On:24 Nov 2009 08:48
Last Modified:27 May 2013 07:06

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