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1 October 2000 Sodium Tetraborate Effects on Mortality and Reproduction of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae)
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When flies were treated with 0–0.5% sodium tetraborate by feeding for 24 h, mortality in treatments was not different from controls. Fecundity and fertility were reduced by 0.5% sodium tetraborate. When flies were fed for 48 h, mortality of both males and females increased in the 0.5% sodium tetraborate treatment; oviposition was eliminated for 20 d after treatment. When treatment was extended to 168 h, 0.1% sodium tetraborate caused increased mortality and decreased fecundity and fertility. Fed for 168 h, 0.2 and 0.5% sodium tetraborate killed almost all flies within the 7-d treatment. Oviposition of survivors in 0.1 and 0.2% sodium tetraborate treatments was arrested for 20 d after treatment.

L. K. Yang, H. N. Nigg, S. E. Simpson, L. E. Ramos, N. W. Cuyler, J. I. Barnes, and C. G. Green "Sodium Tetraborate Effects on Mortality and Reproduction of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae)," Journal of Economic Entomology 93(5), (1 October 2000). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-0493-93.5.1485
Received: 19 April 2000; Accepted: 1 July 2000; Published: 1 October 2000
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