UON-MSC Thesis-Biology and Ecology of Ceratitis Capitata and Their Econ Importance-J.W.WAIKWA 1977

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1977
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University of Nairobi
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Three species of fruitf1iei of the Family Trypetidae occur in Kenya breeding in ripe coffee berries. They are Ceratitis capitata Wied, Ceratitis rosa Karsch, and Ceratitis (Trirhithrum) coffeae Bezzi. The life cycle of f. capitata is well documented (Back and Pemberton, 1918; Christenson and Foote, 1960; Carnegie, 1962) but has been included here together with the life cycles of the other two species for comparative purposes. In this study the life history of f. capitata took 25 to 40 days at 23.8 + 2°C. The egg took 2 to 5 days to hatch, the larval stage 6 to 12 days, the pre-pupal and pupal periods 12 to 16 days and the pre-oviposition period 5 to 7 days.
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