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Chemical Ecology of the Papaya Fruit Fly

  • P. J. Landolt


The study of the chemical ecology of fruit flies is of great interest and utility serving as a source of potential chemical attractants for the development of detection, monitoring, and control technology. As with other pest tephritids of the neotropics and subtropics, such technology is greatly needed for the papaya fruit fly, Toxottypana curvicauda Gerstaecker. This paper reviews and summarizes studies of the sex pheromone, chemically-mediated host finding and oviposition behavior, and trapping system for the papaya fruit fly.


Trapping System Oviposition Behavior Chemical Ecology Unmated Female Papaya Fruit 
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