Comparative efficacy of Malathion and spinosad bait sprays against Ceratitis capitata Wiedmann (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Tunisian citrus orchards


Malathion is the key insecticide used in the control of the Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Tunisia. Resistance to this organophosphate insecticide has been reported in various insect species. The use of Malathion will slowly phase out and replaced by more environment friendly insecticides such as… (More)


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