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Insects on Dried Fruits

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Insects on Dried Fruits

by Perez Simmons and Horatio D. Nelson, with some updates by Judy Johnson

Insects on Dried Fruits describes the insects that commonly infest dried or drying fruits such as raisins, apricots, dates, and prunes. Because most dried fruits are produced in California, the focus is regional, but as the authors state, "wherever dried fruits are produced, whether in the Mediterranean Basin, South Africa, southern Australia, or California, their chief insect pests are the same species."

This is a 1975 publication. Its scope is simply the "biology of the species involved and some of their relationships to their environment." It doesn't discuss control measures. The Acrobat pdf posted here is not an exact replica of the printed version of the publication. We have included an addendum that explains how the pdf was produced and lists corrections and updates provided by Judy Johnson, an ARS research entomologist.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Agriculture Handbook 464. Color, 31 pp.

July 1975, Addendum February 2005

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