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Laboratory and field infestation studies on monstera to determine its host status in relation to the Caribbean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae)






Florida Entomologist 84(3): 437-438

Laboratory and field infestation studies on monstera to determine its host status in relation to the Caribbean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae)

Based on the protocol of Cowley et al. and the tests conducted in the field in Dade County, Florida, USA, it is concluded that Monstera deliciosa is not a host to the Caribbean fruit fly and presents no risk of transporting Anastrepha suspensa to other states from Florida.

Accession: 003829602

DOI: 10.2307/3496506

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