Critical Guidelines: #
- 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