Impact of fluorescent marker dyes on emergence of sterile Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae).

@inproceedings{Dominiak2000ImpactOF,
  title={Impact of fluorescent marker dyes on emergence of sterile Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae).},
  author={Bernard C. Dominiak and L. Schinag and Helen I. Nicol},
  year={2000}
}
In three trials, twelve fluorescent dye colours were applied to pupae of Queensland fruit fly ('Bactrocera tryoni' (Froggatt)) to evaluate the effect on emergence. Nova Red and orange colours appeared to have minimal adverse impact on emergence. Emergence percentages varied from 78% in the best treatments to 56% in the worst colour treatments. Recommendations are made for the use of different dye colours.