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Pupal Distribution of Dacus dorsalis Hendel in Relation to Host Plants and its Pupation Depth

Yusof Ibrahim and Rosli Mohamad

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 1, Issue 2, December 1978

Keywords: Fruit fly Dacus dorsalis Hendel; Pupal Distribution; Pupation depth

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Studies on pupal distribution of Dacus dorsalis Hendel in relation to host plants and its depth of pupation were conducted. Samples from papaya trees gave significantly (P<0.05) higher pupal count compared to those from guava, starfruit, and jackfruit. No significant differences were obtained among samples from the latter three host plants. The pupae were also found to be almost evenly distributed under the trees. The results obtained also showed that this insect prefers to pupate at 2 cm and 3 cm soil depth.

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