EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/08

Cold tolerance of Bactrocera dorsalis

Experiments were carried out in Japan to determine if immature stages of Bactrocera dorsalis (EPPO A1 pest) can aquire a cold tolerance. Immature stages of the oriental fruit fly infesting an artificial diet and orange fruits were subjected to a cold treatment of 1øñ 0.5ø C. It was found that larvae and eggs showed different responses to low temperature and, depending on the length of the transition period until the temperature reached its minimum, can aquire a cold tolerance.


Iwata, M.; Makiguchi, S.; Ishikawa, A.; Shimabukuro, S.; Tanabe, K. (1992) Aquisition of cold tolerance in immature stages of oriental fruit fly, Dacus dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) in artificial diet and orange fruits.
Research Bulletin of the Plant Protection Service of Japan 28, 55-60.