publication . Article . 2016

Seasonal occurrence of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in southern Syria

Mansour Mohammed; Mohamad Fater;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2016 Journal: Polish Journal of Entomology, volume 85, pages 311-323 (eissn: 2299-9884, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>Population fluctuations of the Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), <jats:italic>Ceratitis capitata</jats:italic>, were investigated between 1999 and 2001 at several locations representing fruit production areas in the southern part of Syria (Damascus Ghota, Zabadani, Sargaiah, Rankus, Orneh and Ain Al-Arab). Medfly adults were monitored weekly all year around using Jackson traps baited with trimedlure dispensers. Larvae were also sampled in Damascus Ghota by collecting fruits from ripe or ripening fruit trees and recording the number of larvae emerged from these fruits. In addition, suspected overwintering refuges were sam...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ceratitis capitata, biology.organism_classification, biology, Tephritidae, Mediterranean climate, Ecology, Insecta, seasonal occurrence, Syria, Zoology, QL1-991
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publication . Article . 2016

Seasonal occurrence of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in southern Syria

Mansour Mohammed; Mohamad Fater;