Peach fruit fly, Bactrocera zonata

Bactrocera zonata is distributed throughout Asia, the Middle East and Northeast Africa and causes severe damage of fruit and vegetable crops, including peach, guava, mango, citrus, apricots and figs. The species possesses a high reproductive rate and often outcompetes other fruit fly species. The peach fruit fly’s invasive and polyphagous behaviour cause crop losses from 25% to complete harvest failure. Monitoring and mass-trapping are essential for managing peach fruit fly. To ensure effective management, monitor using Flycatchers and Tephri traps with Bactrocera zonata attractants aspart of an integrated pest management pogramme.
Peach fruit fly
Biology

 

Nature of Damage

 

Monitoring
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