Comparative sensitivity to and consumption of methyl eugenol in three Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) complex sibling species

Wee Suk Ling, Alvin Kah Wei Hee, Keng Hong Tan

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Abstract

Sensitivities to methyl eugenol of three sibling species in the Bactrocera dorsalis complex were compared. The degree of species sensitivity to methyl eugenol, i.e. B. dorsalis > B. papayae > B. carambolae (in decreasing order), was concomitant with the species age-related response to methyl eugenol as previously reported. The ability to consume methyl eugenol by the three sibling species showed similar trend - the average ME consumption per male was 0.70 μ1 for B. dorsalis, 0.58 μ1 B. papayae and 0.18 μ1 B. carambolae. Results obtained were discussed in relation to area-wide control of fruit fly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
JournalChemoecology
Volume12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Tephritidae
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sibling species
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Bactrocera papayae
fruit flies
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consumption

Keywords

  • B. carambolae
  • B. dorsalis
  • B. papayae
  • Bactrocera dorsalis sibling species
  • Consumption
  • Methyl eugenol sensitivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry

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Comparative sensitivity to and consumption of methyl eugenol in three Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera : Tephritidae) complex sibling species. / Suk Ling, Wee; Hee, Alvin Kah Wei; Tan, Keng Hong.

In: Chemoecology, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2002, p. 193-197.

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