Studies on the biology and control of melon fly Dacus cucurbitae (Coq.) Diptera, Trypetidae
Lall, B.S.; Singh, B.N.
Labdev Journal of Science and Technology, B 7(2): 148-153
In recent years, Dacus cucurbitae Coq. has caused heavy losses of cucurbits in the Indian State of Bihar. Studies (details of which are set out in tables) were therefore made on the life-history of the fly in the laboratory and in the field, on the varietal resistance of different kinds of bittergourd one of the most susceptible crops in Bihar, and on the effectiveness of various bait-sprays and bait-traps.