Effect of Adult Diet on Signaling Activity , Mate Attraction , and Mating Success in Male Mediterranean Fruit Flies ( Diptera : Tephritidae )

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  title={Effect of Adult Diet on Signaling Activity , Mate Attraction , and Mating Success in Male Mediterranean Fruit Flies ( Diptera : Tephritidae )},
  author={S T.E. and HELLY},
  year={2002}
}
  • S T.E., HELLY
  • Published 2002
Field experiments were performed to examine the effect of adult diet on calling activity, female attraction, and mating success in male Mediterranean fruit flies, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann). In all tests, comparisons were drawn between males fed sugar only (“proteindeprived” males) and males fed a protein-sugar mixture (“protein-fed” males). In tests of long-distance attraction, aggregations consisting of protein-deprived males exclusively or protein-fed males exclusively were established… CONTINUE READING
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