Pupariation time as a source of variability in mating performance in mass-reared Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae).

@article{Meza2005PupariationTA,
  title={Pupariation time as a source of variability in mating performance in mass-reared Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae).},
  author={Jose Salvador Meza and Francisco D{\'i}az Fleischer and Dina Orozco},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2005},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={
          1930-6
        }
}
The effect of time of pupariation on pupal weight and adult sexual competitiveness under field cage conditions was studied in mass-reared Anastrepha ludens (Loew) males. Larvae that took 72 h to pupariate after separation from diet resulted in lighter pupae than those that took 24 and 48 h. Wild pupae were heavier than the 48- and the 72-h pupae but not the 24-h pupae. Interestingly, no differences in mating performance were found between males of the 24- and 48-h pupae despite differences in… CONTINUE READING
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