Acceptability and Suitability of six Fruit Fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae) for Kenyan Strains of Psyttalia concolor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)

Abstract:

Host acceptability and suitability Psyttalia concolor (Sze´pligeti) is a koinobiont, larval parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies. Individuals of P. concolor were field-collected from coffee in the central highlands of Kenya, and cultured initially on editerranean fruit fly (medfly), Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann). They were then examined for their ability to oviposit in and develop on five other tephritid species that are pests in Kenya. In addition to the medfly, acceptability for oviposition and suitability for development were tested against the mango fruit fly, Ceratitis cosyra (Walker), the Natal fruit fly, Ceratitis rosa Karsch, Ceratitis fasciventris (Bezzi), Ceratitis anonae Graham and the melon fruit fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett). Ceratitis capitata and C. cosyra were accepted as hosts significantly more often than the other species. Superparasitism was recorded only from C. capitata and C. cosyra. Two days after oviposition, parasitoid eggs in C. fasciventris and B. cucurbitae were encapsulated, whereas those in C. rosa and C. anonae were encapsulated, and often melanized. Ceratitis capitata was the most suitable host for Kenyan populations of Psyttalia concolor in terms of progeny production, and proportion of female progeny.
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APA

A., M (2024). Acceptability and Suitability of six Fruit Fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae) for Kenyan Strains of Psyttalia concolor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/acceptability-and-suitability-of-six-fruit-fly-species-diptera-tephritidae-for-kenyan-strains-of-psyttalia-concolor-hymenoptera-braconidae

MLA 8th

A., Mohamed "Acceptability and Suitability of six Fruit Fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae) for Kenyan Strains of Psyttalia concolor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/acceptability-and-suitability-of-six-fruit-fly-species-diptera-tephritidae-for-kenyan-strains-of-psyttalia-concolor-hymenoptera-braconidae. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

MLA7

A., Mohamed . "Acceptability and Suitability of six Fruit Fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae) for Kenyan Strains of Psyttalia concolor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 24 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/acceptability-and-suitability-of-six-fruit-fly-species-diptera-tephritidae-for-kenyan-strains-of-psyttalia-concolor-hymenoptera-braconidae >.

Chicago

A., Mohamed . "Acceptability and Suitability of six Fruit Fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae) for Kenyan Strains of Psyttalia concolor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/acceptability-and-suitability-of-six-fruit-fly-species-diptera-tephritidae-for-kenyan-strains-of-psyttalia-concolor-hymenoptera-braconidae