Fruit Fly

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  • Female flies insert eggs under the skin of fruit clusters.
  • The adult fly is somewhat larger than a house fly.
  • A female can lay more than 1000 eggs.
  • Ripe fruit are preferred for egg laying.



  • Bait sprays to be used as method to suppress.


Fruit flies to monitor in South Africa:

  • Mediterian fruit fly, Ceratitis Capitata
  • Natal fruit fly, Ceratitis Rosa
  • Oriental fruit fly

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