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- Shelly, T.E.
- Annals of the Entomological Society of America 2000 v.93 no.3 pp. 559
- methyl eugenol, etc ; sexual reproduction; mating behavior; Bactrocera dorsalis; mating frequency; female fertility; fecundity; mortality; oviposition; Show all 9 Subjects
- ... Females of the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel), show a strong mating preference for males that have fed previously on methyl eugenol, a compound occurring naturally in various plant families. The current study compared fecundity and fertility (proportion of eggs hatching) of individual females mated to methyl eugenol-deprived males (control) or methyl eugenol-fed males (treated). ...