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dc.contributor.authorMkiga, Abdullah Mohamed
dc.contributor.authorDu Plessis, Hannalene
dc.contributor.authorMohamed, Samira Abuelgasim
dc.contributor.authorKhamis, Fathiya Mbarak
dc.contributor.authorEkesi, Sunday
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-13T13:50:03Z
dc.date.available2019-05-13T13:50:03Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationMkiga, A.M. et al. 2019. Field and laboratory performance of False codling moth, Thaumatotibia Leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Troticidae) on orange and selected vegetables. Insects, 10(3): Article no 63. [https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10030063]en_US
dc.identifier.issn2075-4450 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/32329
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.mdpi.com/2075-4450/10/3/63
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.3390/insects10030063
dc.description.abstractFalse codling moth (FCM), Thaumatotibia leucotreta is a key pest of citrus orange and other plants causing fruit loss through larval feeding. Although this pest is native to sub-Saharan Africa little is known on its performance on orange and vegetables in Kenya and Tanzania. Our objective was to assess the incidence, oviposition preference and offspring performance of FCM on orange and vegetables, namely, okra, African eggplant, chili and sweet peppers. A higher percentage of orange with FCM damage symptoms was recorded from the ground than from the tree sampled fruit. However, FCM larval incidence was higher for the latter (tree sampled fruit). The highest FCM larval incidence amongst the vegetables was recorded on African eggplant (12%) while the lowest was on okra (3%). Orange was the most while African eggplant was the least preferred for oviposition by FCM. Among the vegetables tested, strong oviposition preference was found for sweet pepper; however, larval survival was lowest (62%) on this crop. Highest larval survival (77%) was recorded on orange. Most demographic parameters (i.e., intrinsic rate of increase, doubling time) were comparable among the studied host plants. The results are discussed in line of FCM managementen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.subjectIncidenceen_US
dc.subjectRipeen_US
dc.subjectMatureen_US
dc.subjectFruiten_US
dc.subjectOvipositionen_US
dc.subjectPreferenceen_US
dc.subjectOffspringen_US
dc.subjectSurvivalen_US
dc.titleField and laboratory performance of False codling moth, Thaumatotibia Leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Troticidae) on orange and selected vegetablesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID28446569 - Mkiga, Abdullah Mohamed
dc.contributor.researchID11234970 - Du Plessis, Magdalena Johanna


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