The roles of adult and larval specialisations in limiting the occurrence of five species of Dacus (Diptera: tephritidae) in cultivated fruits

@article{Fitt1986TheRO,
  title={The roles of adult and larval specialisations in limiting the occurrence of five species of Dacus (Diptera: tephritidae) in cultivated fruits},
  author={Gary P. Fitt},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1986},
  volume={69},
  pages={101-109}
}
The relative importance of adult preferences or specialisations of larval physiology in restricting the host range of five species of Dacine fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) was examined, with particular emphasis on their utilization of cultivated fruits. The species; D. tryoni, D. jarvisi, D. cucumis, D. musae and D. cacuminatus differ widely in host range with D. tryoni being highly polyphagous while D. cacuminatus is virtually monophagous. Laboratory experiments showed that larvae of all… CONTINUE READING
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