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EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 1991 Num. article: 1991/07

Quarantine treatment for Dacus tryoni

Kiwifruits artificially infested with immature stages of Dacus tryoni were exposed to cold storage. First instars of D. tryoni proved to be most tolerant to cold storage. A period of 12 d at 1°C, however, resulted in 100% mortality of first instars.


Jessup, A.J.; Baheer, A. (1990) Low - temperature storage as a quarantine treatment for Kiwifruit infested with Dacus tryoni (Diptera: Tephritidae).
Journal of Economic Entomology 83, 2317 - 2319.