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Item Description Shelly, Todd E. en_US 2009-12-07T23:58:41Z 2009-12-07T23:58:41Z 2009-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Shelly TE. 2009. Exposure to grapefruits and grapefruit oil increases male mating success in the Mediterranean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 41:31–36. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0073-134X en_US
dc.description.abstract Exposure to certain plants or plant compounds may influence the mating success of male fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). Earlier research demonstrated that males of the Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), exposed to ginger root oil (Zingiber officiale Roscoe), bark of the common guava (Psidium guajava L.), oranges (Citrus sinensis Osbeck) or orange oil obtain significantly more matings than non-exposed (control) males. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether male exposure to another Citrus species, the grapefruit C. paradisi Macfad., also resulted in increased mating competitiveness of male medflies. Consistent with the data from oranges, males exposed to grapefruits or grapefruit oil had a mating advantage over non-exposed (control) males. In addition, as reported for orange oil, males exposed to grapefruit oil displayed an elevated level of sexual signaling (pheromone-calling), which presumably contributed to their increased mating frequency. The finding that grapefruit, a second Citrus species, produced similar effects as oranges suggests that citrus fruits, in general, may enhance the mating performance of male medflies. en_US
dc.format.extent 6 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Hawaiian Entomological Society en_US
dc.subject Ceratitis capitata en_US
dc.subject Citrus paradisi en_US
dc.subject essential oils en_US
dc.subject fruit flies en_US
dc.subject grapefruits en_US
dc.subject males en_US
dc.subject mating competitiveness en_US
dc.subject sex pheromones en_US
dc.title Exposure to Grapefruits and Grapefruit Oil Increases Male Mating Success in the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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