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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2018)
Effect of weather parameters on population fluctuation of mango fruit flies, Bactrocera spp.


Author(s): Bansode GM and Patel ZP

Abstract: Studies on population dynamics of fruit flies (Bactrocera spp.), infesting mango were conducted at N.M. College of Agriculture, Navsari by using methyl eugenol trap and per cent infested fruits. The maximum population of Bactrocera spp. was observed during the month of April to July which coinciding with fruiting period of mango. The fly population decreased during December to February. The trap catch study carried out for two years was correlated with abiotic factors and it was found that it showed positive correlation with temperature (maximum, minimum and average), relative humidity (maximum, minimum and average), rainfall and wind velocity.

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How to cite this article:
Bansode GM, Patel ZP. Effect of weather parameters on population fluctuation of mango fruit flies, Bactrocera spp.. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(5):27-30.
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