A new paper, by N.Papadopoulos et al., related to diapause development of Rhagoletis cerasi (Tephritidae: Diptera) has been released. The paper, titled as “Effects of Photoperiod and Relative Humidity on Diapause Termination and Post-Winter Development of Rhagoletis cerasi Pupae”, studies the effects of four photoperiod regimes, and relative humidity (low, medium, high) on diapause termination and post-winter developmental duration of R. cerasi pupae collected from Dossenheim (Germany). Data revealed that relative humidity is not a significant predictor of diapause termination, but it affects the post-winter developmental period. On the other hand, photoperiod significantly affected both diapause termination and post-winter development of R. cerasi pupae.
N. Papadopoulos, is Professor of Applied Entomology at the University of Thessaly and Project Manager of the FF-IPM project.