Ovipositional Preference of Bactrocera zonata on Jujube Varieties under Laboratory Conditions

UNIVERSITY OF SINDH JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCES

Vol. 1, Issue 1, November, 2017

ISSN: 2521-8328 


Ovipositional Preference of Bactrocera zonata on Jujube Varieties under Laboratory Conditions

 Bhai Khan Solangi1, Muhammad Haroon Hullio3, Saba Ambreen Memon2, Ghulam Murtaza Bughio1, Kamil Kabir Khanzada1

1 Department of Entomology, Faculty of Crop Protection, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam-Pakistan
2 Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Crop Production, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam-Pakistan
3 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Agriculture Colleges, Dokri


ABSTRACT

This particular study was conducted on Ovipositional preference of Bactrocera zonata on jujube varieties under laboratory condition during 2015-2016. The research was carried out on the host preference, maximum adults’ emergence, and sex ratio and to observe the impact of different jujube varieties The results showed that the highest adults emergence percentage (56.74%), was recorded on late gola while lowest (41.96%), on Kherol Mukhri, respectively. The data further described that the maximum pupal period 7.85±0.07 days was observed on white gola, while minimum on sufiimran 6.20±0.06, under free choice. However, the highest sex ratio of male and female 1.36:1 was noted on Kherol Mukhri, whereas lowest was 1.13:1, on late gola. This experiment also indicated that female sex ratio was higher compared to male adults in all varieties. Such as, the highest pupal weight was recorded (0.0118±0.003) on late gola, and lowest was (0.0075±0.001), on Kherol Mukhri, respectively. The further results determined under no choice, the highest males and females emergence (79.02%), was recorded on Kherol Mukhri while lowest (54.35%), on white gola, respectively. The data further revealed that the maximum pupal period 7.85±0.07 days was observed on white gola, while minimum on sufiimran 6.20±0.06. On the other hand, the maximum emergence of female adult (132.54±29.20) was recorded on Kherol Mukhri, this experiment also described that pupal weight is different on all varieties and population of B. zonata highest on under no choice as compared to under free choice. Such as, the better adults’ emergence percentage as well as sex ratio was occurred Kherol Mukhri as compared to other varieties.

Keyword

B. zonata, Jujube, Preference, Varities, Population, Sex ratio.


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