These Fruit Fly ID Sheets are used for the easy identification of the economically important fruit flies that are known to attack various fruit types within Africa. The three main types are Ceratitus capitata Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitus cosyra: Marula fruit fly, Ceratitus rosa: Natal fruit fly.
Fruit flies cause a lot of fruit loss from stinging the fruit. It is actually the female that is laying eggs in the fruit after mating with the male. The female lays the eggs just below the skin or surface of the fruit and this is what we see as the sting. Once the eggs hatch, the larvae of the fruit fly, which are small maggots at this stage, feed off the inside of the fruit before turning into adult fruit fly. The end result is spoilt fruit that goes rotten and is wasted.
Use these ID sheets in combination with your fruit fly traps to assist in the correct infield identification of different fruit flies that has been caught in the weekly monitoring traps.
Length: 300 mm
Width: 215 mm
Weight: 16 grams
1 x A4 Laminated sheet.