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1 June 2012 The Susceptibility of Different Pepper Varieties to Infestation by Bactrocera latifrons (Diptera: Tephritidae)
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The Malaysian fruit fly, Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel), is a pest of peppers (Capsicum spp.) in Thailand. A field trial was undertaken to determine whether five commonly used cultivars of C. annuum, with marked differences in morphology and pungency, varied in their susceptibility to infestation by B. latifrons. Experiments carried out in both the dry and rainy seasons showed temporal differences in the number of fruits per cultivar, but there was no effect of variety or season on the proportion of fruits attacked or the number of pupae obtained per infested fruit However, the number of dead larvae per infested fruit was significantly higher, and the percent of pupae giving rise to adults was lower for the larger sweet pepper than other cultivars tested.

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Anothai Wingsanoi, Nutcharee Siri, and Jeremy N. McNeil "The Susceptibility of Different Pepper Varieties to Infestation by Bactrocera latifrons (Diptera: Tephritidae)," Journal of Economic Entomology 106(4), 1648-1652, (1 June 2012). https://doi.org/10.1603/EC12467
Received: 16 November 2012; Accepted: 1 April 2013; Published: 1 June 2012
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