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Influence of Experience on Acceptance of Artificial Oviposition Substrates in Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann)

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Title:Influence of Experience on Acceptance of Artificial Oviposition Substrates in Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann)
Authors:Prokopy, Ronald J.
Green, Thomas A.
Wong, Tim T.Y.
McInnis, Donald O.
Date Issued:1990
Publisher:Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation:Prokopy RJ, Green TA, Wong TTY, McInnis DO. 1990. Influence of experience on acceptance of artificial oviposition substrates in Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann). Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 30:91-95.
Abstract:Naive, non-irradiated, laboratory-reared Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) females from a colony in culture for more than 300 generations had a much greater propensity than naive wild-origin C. capitata females to attempt opposition in 100 mm diameter hollow pre-punctured plastic yellow spheres used in collecting C. capitata eggs. Ovipositional experience of lab-cultured females for 3 days with host fruit caused a reduction in propensity to bore into the spheres. Nonetheless, this propensity remained greater than that of naive or fruit-experienced wild-origin females. Our findings therefore suggest consideration of the nature of prior ovipositional experience of C. capitata when using artificial egg-collecting devices.
Pages/Duration:6 pages
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/11266
ISSN:0073-134X
Appears in Collections: Volume 30 – 1990 : Hawaiian Entomological Society


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