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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 971-977

Seasonal Incidence of Fruit Fly (Zeugodacus tau) in Cucurbit Ecosystem in Tripura
Navendu Nair1*, Prasenjit Paland Dilip Nath3
1Department of Agriculture Entomology, College of Agriculture, Tripura, India
2Department of Extension and Social Sciences, College of Fisheries, CAU, Tripura, India
3Department of Zoology, Holy Cross College, Tripura, India
*Corresponding author

Fruit fly (Zeugodacus tau) is one of the most destructive pests which cause extensive damage to cucurbitaceous crops in Tripura as well as many other states of India. The present study of two years duration was carried out to investigate the seasonal incidence of adult males of Z. tau in relation to abiotic factors. The study was carried out in cucurbit ecosystem in Tripura from July, 2015 to June, 2017. Para- pheromone lure (cue-lure) baited traps were used for catching male fruit flies. The population of male fruit flies showed almost similar fluctuation during the study period with two peaks in end of March to April and September-October. The numbers of fruit flies captured in cue lure baited traps correlated positively with temperature, relative humidity and rainfall. Maximum temperature and minimum temperature have significant influence on Z. tau population.

Keywords: Zeugodacus tau, Fruit fly, Cucurbits, Seasonal incidence, Tripura

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Navendu Nair, Prasenjit Pal and Dilip Nath. 2020. Seasonal Incidence of Fruit Fly (Zeugodacus tau) in Cucurbit Ecosystem in Tripura.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 971-977. doi:
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