BioControl (2014) 59, 149-157

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Florida López-Arriaga, Pablo Montoya, Jorge Cancino, Jorge Toledo and Pablo Liedo (2014)
Female pupae of the genetic sexing strain "Tap-7" of Anastrepha ludens as hosts of Coptera haywardi
BioControl 59 (2), 149-157
Abstract: Female black pupae from the Anastrepha ludens genetic sexing strain Tapachula-7 were evaluated as hosts for Coptera haywardi. We studied the host acceptance and the effects of age, irradiation and automated mechanical separation of black pupae on the emergence, survival, fecundity and flight ability of parasitoid C. haywardi adults. Our results indicated that black pupae are viable hosts for C. haywardi. Adult emergence was greater when the exposed pupae were three and five days old. The impact that occurred during mechanical separation reduced emergence by 16 %. The tested irradiation doses (25, 35 and 45 Gy) did not significantly affect adult emergence. No significant differences in longevity, fecundity or flight ability were observed between parasitoids that emerged from the Tapachula-7 black pupae and those that emerged from the standard mass-reared strain.
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Database assignments for author(s): Pablo Montoya, Jorge Toledo

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
rearing/culturing/mass production


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.
Anastrepha ludens
Coptera haywardi (parasitoid) Anastrepha ludens