Mating and Oviposition Behavior of Anastrepha grandis Under Laboratory Conditions
Anastrepha grandis (MacQuart, 1846) females lay their eggs in cucurbits such as pumpkin and squash. The larvae feed on the fleshy parts of fruits damaging them to human consumption or industrialization. This species is considered a quarantine pest by the USDA. Its distribution in Brazil is restricted to the southern and southeastern regions (Silva et al., 1968). According to Norrbom (in press), this species also occurs in northern Argentina, Paraguay and along the Andean Cordillera from Bolivia to Venezuela.
KeywordsClutch Size Mating Behavior Courtship Behavior Mating Pair Oviposition Behavior
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