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Artificial Diet for Rearing the Annona Fruit Borer Cerconota anonella Sepp, 1830 (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae)

  • Mônica J. B. Pereira (a1), Evoneo Berti-Filho (a2) and José R. P. Parra (a2)


Cerconota anonella is the most important pest of the Annonaceae in the Neotropical region for larval damage, which can result in 60 to 100% losses in fruit production. However information on the pest's biology is scarce. This research compared different artificial diets for rearing C. anonella under laboratory conditions (25.0 ± 1.0 °C; 60 ± 5.0% RH and 14 h photophase). Five diets were compared: A (bean, soybean meal, wheatgerm, casein and yeast), B (maize flour, wheatgerm and yeast), C (wheatgerm and casein), D (wheatgerm and soybean) and E (wheatgerm and soybean). In diet E, the amount of wheatgerm was higher than that in dietD. The results indicated that diet E was the most suitable one for the development of C. anonella.

L'objectif de ce travail est de comparer des milieux artificiels destinés à l'élevage de Cerconota anonella Sepp, 1830 en conditions de laboratoire (25,0 ± 1.0 °C; HR 60, 0 ± 5.0% et 14 h de photopériode). Cinq milieux artificiels ont été comparés: A (haricot, farine de soja, germe de blé, caséine et levure), B. (farine de maïs, germe de blé et levure), C. (germe de blé et caséine), D (germe de blé et soja) et E (germe de blé et soja). La quantité de germe de blé du milieu E est plus élevée que celle du milieu D. Les résultats montrent que le milieu E est le mieux adapté au développement de C. anonella.


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Artificial Diet for Rearing the Annona Fruit Borer Cerconota anonella Sepp, 1830 (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae)

  • Mônica J. B. Pereira (a1), Evoneo Berti-Filho (a2) and José R. P. Parra (a2)


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