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Incidence and host range of the melon fruit fly Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Central Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Mwatawala, M.
dc.contributor.author Maerere, A. P
dc.contributor.author Makundi, R.H.
dc.contributor.author De Mayer, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-01T12:49:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-01T12:49:38Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 0967-0874
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1042
dc.description International Journal of Pest Management, 2010; 56(3):265-273 en_US
dc.description.abstract The incidence and host range of the melon fruit fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae, was studied in the Morogoro Region of Central Tanzania between October 2004 and October 2006. Occurrence was limited to low to medium altitude locations. Populations reached a peak in the dry season, between July and September. Host plants belonged mostly to the Cucurbitaceae family, with non-cucurbit hosts being infested occasionally and at low infestation rate. Highly preferred cucurbit hosts were cucumber (Cucumis sativus), melon (Cucumis melo) and watermelon (Citrullus lanatus), while Momordica cf trifoliata was the most important wild host. Bactrocera cucurbitae appeared to dominate most indigenous cucurbit infesters, with the exception of Dacus ciliatus which was still dominant in some cucurbitaceous spp. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Pest Management en_US
dc.subject Fruit flies en_US
dc.subject Ecology en_US
dc.subject Cucurbitaceae en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.title Incidence and host range of the melon fruit fly Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Central Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ttpm20 en_US


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