Influence of Male Diet on Male Mating Success and Longevity and Female Remating in the Mediterranean Fruit Fly ( Diptera : Tephritidae ) under Laboratory Conditions

  • T ODD E. S HELLY, S USAN K ENNELLY, P. O. Box USDA-APHIS
  • Published 2003

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of dietary protein on the mating behavior and survival of male Mediterranean fruit flies (medflies), Ceratitis capitata (Wied.), as a means of enhancing the effectiveness of mass-reared males in sterile release programs to suppress wild populations. Conducted in the laboratory, our study… (More)

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