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Comparative suitability of tinda (squash melon) and pumpkin as larval diet for the development of melon fly, Dacus cucurbitae Coquillett (Diptera: Trypetidae)

Garg, A.K.; Sriharan, S.; Sethi, G.R.

Pesticides 13(2): 45-47


Accession: 000618455

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Dacus cucurbitae Coq. attacks a wide variety of cucurbits in India, some of which are listed. To determine the most suitable food-plant for experimental mass-rearing of this fly in the laboratory, tinda (Citrullus vulgaris var. fistulosus) and pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata) were compared in the laboratory at New Delhi with regard to oviposition preference and larval development.

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