Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura (2013) 35, 93-101

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Márcio Alves Silva, Gerane Celly Dias Bezerra-Silva, José Djair Vendramim and Thiago Mastrangelo (2013)
Sublethal effect of neem extract on Mediterranean fruit fly adults
Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura 35 (1), 93-101
Abstract: The sublethal effect of extracts of Azadirachta indica on Ceratitis capitata was evaluated. Two pairs of flies were treated in plastic tubes with cotton placed in plastic cages. An artificial diet (hydrolyzed protein + sugar) was provided ad libitum. The extracts affected significantly the longevity of C. capitata. The pre-oviposition period were not significantly affected by the extracts. The A. indica branches extracted with dichloromethane (888 ppm) affected significantly the fecundity and fertility, reducing the number of eggs laid to approximately 80 % and the egg hatching by 30 % at the 8th day. Therefore, the neem branches extracted with dichloromethane affected the reproduction of C. capitata.
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Database assignments for author(s): José Djair Vendramim, Marcio Alves Silva, Thiago Mastrangelo

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control - general

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Ceratitis capitata