The fruit fly is a species of brachycephalic dipteran in the Tephritidae family native to the west coast of Africa. The activity of Ceratitis capitata increases in spring, reaching maximum activity in summer, and the pupae may remain inactive during winter if the weather conditions are not favorable. The cycle takes 21 to 30 days to complete under optimal conditions. Depending on the specific climatic conditions of each area and each year, Ceratitis capitata can have up to 7 or 8 generations per year.
Damage produced by the effect of the female's bite on the fruit, to carry out oviposition, which is a way of entry for fungi and bacteria that decompose the pulp; and the galleries generated by the larvae during their feeding. All this produces a precocious maturation and fall of the fruit, and the consequent loss of harvest. In Spain this species is very widespread, especially in the south and the Mediterranean area. It affects a multitude of cultivated species such as; Mandarin orange, peach, fig, apricot, plum, khaki and many more, so their control is difficult. The only productions that escape their attacks are those obtained from the end of autumn to the beginning of spring since the cold of that time makes the insect show no activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE
Disintegrate 4 to 5 tablets in 250 ml of water and pour into an EOSTRAP®, ECONEX BOTTLE TRAP or ECONEX MOSQUERO trap. Hang the trap from a branch, 1.5-2 m high, in the sunny part of the tree. To check the catches, filter the contents of the trap with a strainer and recover the liquid.
Activate by breaking up 4 to 5 tablets in 250 ml of water. Dose: 70-120 traps / ha.
POPULATION DETECTION AND MONITORING
Place 1 to 3 traps / ha. The traps must be activated at least 2 weeks before the start of the target insect's flight period.
The user can adapt the number of traps / ha according to their needs and characteristics of the farm.
The product must be stored in its original container and in a cool and dry place, in which case it will remain valid for 3 years.
- Plaga objetivo
- Mosca de la fruta