Fruit flies
(Bactrocera invadens, Ceratitis capitata and C. rosa)

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Several species of fruit flies are pests of citrus in Africa. In East Africa the most important are B. invadens, a new species of fruit fly recently introduced in the region, and C. capitata (Sunday Ekesi, personal communication).

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The male fly lays eggs within the skin of ripening fruits. Spots develop on the skin where eggs were laid and the hatching laFruit flies1rva enters the fruit.




The attacked area becomes soft, turns brown and decays as a result of secondary infection.



Controlling pest fruit flies in your fruit and cucurbit crops. Presented by the Area-wide fruit Fly Control Program in Hawaii.


Fruit Fly Control



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