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FRUIT FLY, Ceratitis capitata

Ceratitis
Damage

Fruit fly
Mediterranean fruit fly
Fly stinging fruit
Fly stinging fruit
Ceratitis Capitata
Fly stinging fruit
The first damage that affects fruit is due to the stings the female makes in order to leave the eggs. The sting, in the first place, opens the way for a fungal infection which favours fruit deterioration

The second symptom is produced by larvae which feed themselves on the fruit flesh and destroy the pulp completely.

Because this damage can go unnoticed during the harvest and handling process, there can be marketing losses.

In order to control this pest, very frequent pesticide applications are carried out in order to counteract the danger that represents the constant presence of adults on the field due to the overlapping of generations. This fact entails an added risk, which is the presence of waste on the fruit, since harvest is very close. The only resources left to the farmer are using low persistence products (pyrethroids) or going for new control techniques like the mass trapping strategy suggested by PROBODELT.

In this sense, PROBODELT has started a study for fruit fly control with mass trapping. It is a good alternative to reduce insecticide treatments, reduce the fly population and avoid waste on the fruit.

Sting Ceratitis   Damage Ceratitis   Larvae Ceratitis   Rotten orange
Sting Ceratitis   Damage Ceratitis   Larvae Ceratitis   Rotten orange

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Probodelt is a company specialized in insect traps, particularly fly traps for fruit flies, and in pest control by mass trapping with pheromones, kairomones and food attractants