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Biology of Bactrocera (Zeugodacus) tau (Walker) (Diptera: Tephritidae)
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The biology of the fruit fly Bactrocera tau, an important horticultural pest, was studied under laboratory conditions at 25°C and 60–70% relative humidity on Cucurbita maxima and the life cycle from egg to adult was completed in 14.2 ± 1.47 days. Expand
Molecular Identification and Phylogeny of Bactrocera Species (Diptera: Tephritidae)
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The utility of COX-I for the quick and accurate species diagnosis of eggs, larvae, pupae and adults of B. zonata Saunders, B. tau Walker, and B. dorsalis Hendel is evaluated and it is shown that the subgenus Bactrocera is monophyletic. Expand
New species, new records and updated subgeneric key of Bactrocera Macquart (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae: Dacini) from India.
Two new species of genus Bactrocera Macquart, namely B. (Sinodacus) brevipunctata David and Hancock, sp. nov. and B. (Bactrocera) furcata David and Hancock, sp. nov., are described from India. B.Expand
Xenodiagnosis to evaluate the infectiousness of humans to sandflies in an area endemic for visceral leishmaniasis in Bihar, India: a transmission-dynamics study
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It is confirmed that patients with active visceral leishmaniasis and patients with post-kala-azar dermal leish maniasis can transmit L donovani to the sandfly vector and suggest that early diagnosis and treatment could effectively remove these individuals as infection reservoirs. Expand
EFFICIENCY OF DIFFERENT LIGHT SOURCES IN LIGHT TRAPS IN MONITORING INSECT DIVERSITY
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Field observations were undertaken for studying the effect of three light sources in light traps on insect catch and relationship with weather parameters and revealed that coleopterans dominate the catches, followed by hemipterans, hymenopterans and lepidopterans. Expand
Establishing, Expanding, and Certifying a Closed Colony of Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: Psychodidae) for Xenodiagnostic Studies at the Kala Azar Medical Research Center, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India
Abstract This pilot project was preliminary and essential to a larger effort to define the ability of certain human-subject groups across the infection spectrum to serve as reservoirs of LeishmaniaExpand
On the species of Stemonocera Rondani (Diptera: Tephritidae) from the Indian subcontinent
A new tephritid species from Pakistan, Stemonocera longisystylis sp. nov. Singh, Hancock & Ramamurthy is described and Stemonocera cervicornis (Brunetti) is redescribed with details of externalExpand
LIFE STAGE INDEPENDENT IDENTIFICATION OF FRUIT FLIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) USING 28S RDNA SEQUENCES
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Alignment of the sequences of 28S rDNA from various life stages of the four species of Bactrocera shows that the molecular identification is independent of life stages and polymorphism of the target species. Expand
Book Review
In Diptera diversity, Thomas Pape, Danial Bickel and Rudolf Meier have put together a volume that summarizes the current status, challenges and tools of Dipterans diversity. Over the last few yearsExpand
Chorionic Microsculpturing as a Diagnostic Character for Species Identification of Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)
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Variations documented in the chorionic microsculpturing and morphometrics of the four most common tephritid species intercepted in Indian quarantine, namely Bactrocera cucurbitae, B. dorsalis,B. Expand
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