FRUIT FLY- A Serious Insect Pest of Horticultural Crops in Pakistan


Fruit fly is a serious pest of fruits and vegetables in Pakistan. It causes intensive fruit losses from 50 to 90 % (Fig: 1). Mango, guava, citrus, ber, melon and cucurbits are mainly effected by it. Quality of fruits, financial losses, health problems and quarantine risk are caused by its attack. Prominent species found in Pakistan are Bactrocera zonata, B. dorsalis, B. cucurbitae, Dacus ciliates and Carpomya vesuviana.

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