Studies on the nutritional requirements of the fruit fly, Dacus cucurbitae Coquillett (Diptera: Trypetidae) . 2. Responses of D. cucurbitae larvae to various semi-natural diets under aseptic conditions

Chawla, S.S.

Research Bulletin of the Panjab University, Science 17: 141-147


ISSN/ISBN: 0555-7631
Accession: 014696318

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The feeding responses of the fruit fly larvae to semi-natural diets under aseptic conditions showed that the foodstuffs by themselves were inadequate for the growth and development of the larvae. It was proved that 2.5 g yeast was adequate as a supplement to convert the deficient diets into normal diets.