EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 1991 Num. article: 1991/11

Irradiation effects on Bactrocera cucurbitae

Irradiated females of Bactrocera cucurbitae (EPPO A1 pest) oviposited more irregularly than non-irradiated females.
In experiments in Japan, the oviposition acts of the irradiated females were much lower in quantity and frequency.


Miyatake, T.; Iwahashi, O.; Hibino, Y.  (1989) Oviposition behaviour of the melon fly, Dacus cucurbitae Coquillett (Diptera: Tephritidae) irradiated by æ ray.
Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology 33, 94-96.