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  • 1 IICT-Div. Luta Biológica R. Junqueira 14 1300 Lisboa (Portugal)
  • 2 C.E.N.-Saclay Laboratoire d'Analyse par Activation “Pierre Süe” 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
  • 3 LNETI-Instituto de Energia 2865 Sacavém (Portugal)
  • 4 LNETI-Instituto de Energia 2685 Sacavém Portugal
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The neutron activation analysis (NAA) was applied to the multielement analysis of the mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata Wied., taken from a stock produced at the Tropical Scientific Research Institut (IICT) in Lisbon, and to its artificial food. Dry samples were irradiated in the OSIRIS reactor, within a work performed at the Laboratoire d'Analyse par Activation Pierre Süe (CEA/CEN-Saclay). The contents of Ca, K, Mg, Cl, Na, Fe, Zn, Al, Mn, Ba, Rb, Br, Co and Cs for the cases of Ceratitis capitata Wied. eggs, larvae, pupae, males and females and of its artificial food are reported.