Diurnal periodicity of adult eclosion mating and oviposition of the european leafminer <i>Scaptomyza flava</i> (Falln) (Diptera Drosophilidae)


  • M. Shakeel
  • X.Z. He
  • N.A. Martin
  • A. Hanan
  • Q. Wang




The European leafminer Scaptomyza flava is an important pest of brassicas peas and gypsophila in New Zealand The patterns of S flava adult eclosion mating and oviposition were determined in the laboratory Most adults (97) emerged in the photophase with maximum adult eclosion occurring between 2 and 3 h into the photophase Mating took place exclusively in the photophase and peaked about 30 min after lights on Both male and female S flava mated more than once Females started oviposition 3 days after emergence and the fecundity (number of eggs laid) and fertility (number of eggs hatched) peaked between 5 and 10 days after emergence The mean lifetime fecundity was 133541 eggs with the fertility rate being 57 during the 40day oviposition period




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Shakeel, M., X.Z. He, N.A. Martin, A. Hanan, and Q. Wang. “Diurnal Periodicity of Adult Eclosion Mating and Oviposition of the European Leafminer &lt;i&gt;Scaptomyza flava&lt;/i&Gt; (Falln) (Diptera Drosophilidae)”. New Zealand Plant Protection 62 (August 1, 2009): 80–85. Accessed March 26, 2023. https://journal.nzpps.org/index.php/nzpp/article/view/4789.




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