|Sachet Material||Foil Lined Laminate|
|Field Life of Pheromone Lure||60 Days|
Scientific Name Of The Pest : Bactrocera Zonata
Common Name of the Pest : Peach fruit fly
Host Crops : Peach,Guava, Mango
Pest Identification : The adult peach fruit fly (PFF) is about the size of a housefly, 5 to 6 m millimeters (mm) in length. It is reddish-brown, with yellow patches on the top and sides of the thorax, two black spots on the face, a faint dark T-shaped mark on the abdomen, and transparent wings with a small brown spot at the tip. The female has a pointed slender ovipositor to deposit eggs under the skin of host fruit.
Damage To Crop : B. zonata is polyphagous. In India, Pakistan and Egypt, it is an important fruit fly pest and causes severe damage to Peach , Guava and Mango.Many other fruit and vegetables are also infested by this fly. In certain areas of north India and Pakistan it has been more notorious than Bactrocera dorsalis . It has a great preference for fruits including peaches and guavas and sometimes the crop is severely damaged. Infestations are often mixed with B. dorsalis.
Control Measures : Methyl eugenol is used to lure males and it is very effective in monitoring these fruit flies. It attracts flies over a range of up to 1 km. The lure is placed in the trap along with malathion/DDVP soaked in small cotton wicks they are suspended in the middle of the trap to release the scent slowly in the atmosphere to attract and trap the fruit flies.