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

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

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https://doi.org/10.30843/nzpp.2009.62.4789

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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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2009-08-01

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Shakeel, M., He, X., Martin, N., Hanan, A. and Wang, Q. 2009. 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, (Aug. 2009), 80–85. DOI:https://doi.org/10.30843/nzpp.2009.62.4789.

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