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Diptera : Tephritidae ) , an economically important pest of cucurbits

  title={Diptera : Tephritidae ) , an economically important pest of cucurbits},
  author={Ruchi Sharma and Satwinder Kaur Sohal},
Geotags: Amritsar, India [31.6340 N, 74.8723 E] Abstract Diurnal Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett) is a major pest of cucurbits and other vegetable crops. In an endeavour to find eco-‐ friendly methods to prevent damage by this pest, laboratory studies were conducted to determine the effects of rutin, a flavonoid on B. cucurbitae. Rutin significantly decreased the mean relative growth rate and food assimilation as compared to control larvae. The larvae on treated diet gained significantly less… 

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