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Demography of Anastrepha Fruit Flies: A Case Study of Three Species of Economic Importance

  • P. Liedo
  • J. R. Carey
  • H. Celedonio
  • J. Guillen
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Demographic information is a prerequisite for the development of effective pest management programs (Levins and Wilson 1980). Knowledge and understanding of fruit fly demography is considered important for several reasons: results from these studies allow us a) to compare life history strategies, b) to interpret sampling and trapping data, and c) to develop population and mass rearing models (Carey 1982, Carey and Vargas 1985).


Clutch Size Demographic Parameter Longe Life Span Anastrepha Species Artificial Host 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Liedo
  • J. R. Carey
  • H. Celedonio
  • J. Guillen

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