Citrus fruits are threatened by fruit fly

Late autumn and the mild weather conditions are favorable to the fruit moscow that it’s about lays eggs in the repening fruit, ruining them irreversibly. The mediterranean fruit fly is one of the most unpleasant parasite of the fruit!

The diffusion of this fly extended to a large part of the mediterranean regions and in the center Europe; in Italy it’s particularly located in the center south where, at this time of year, different citrus begin to mature.

Between the end of september and the beginning of october the mediterranean fruit fly is at the apex of its population but there are less fruits susceptible her attack. This is the reason why citrus groves are especially prone to being attacked by diptera swarms in search of a place where to lay eggs. The greatest damage is caused by larvae, they are born from eggs laid inside the maturing fruit, they feed on the pulp digging tunnels inside the fruit. It’s very important to prevent and combat attacks of this parasite, it’s essential monitoring on the presence of the male with traps to prevent but it does not guarantee to quantify the damage caused by the punctures made by female fly to spawn. The first symptoms of larvae you notice already from 2° and 3° week prior to maturation but at this stage the fruit will be allocated to rot and fall. If you want to fight the fruit fly is essential to prevent and to monitor the possible presence of the insect in the orchard from the beginning.

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