NAME: Melon Fruit Fly SCIENTIFIC NAME: Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett) PEST RATING: "A" Adult fly is 8 mm. Cucumber volatile blend was found to generally be more attractive to both sexes than orange-ammonia or protein traps (Ceratrap) (Royer et al. Breadfruit fly, mango fly, melon fly, Solomon fly. Pumpkin fly is a pest every cucurbit grower will know. Attractant/Lure. Scientific Name. Common Name. 2014). Common Name. Two fruit flies are of major economic importance: Bactrocera kirki (no common name) and the Pacific fruit fly (Bactrocera xanthodes), a third, Bactrocera distincta, is a minor pest of star apple (Chrysophyllum cainito). The fruits of cucurbits, of which the melon fly is a serious pest, are picked up at short intervals for marketing and self-consumption. The plant becomes unthrifty and nonproductive, and the fruit is rendered unmarketable. Scientific name: Bactrocera tryoni. Most other whiteflies found on cucurbits produce a lot of white wax in their colonies; silverleaf whitefly has almost none. It is similar to a fruit fly but, as its name suggests, it parasitises members of the pumpkin family. long, light brown to honey colored, with several bright yellow markings on the body. ... Strategies for integrated management of melon fruit fly. This squash was stung at … Anastrepha grandis is a fruit fly, also known as the South American cucurbit fruit fly.It is a pest of various cultivated species of Cucurbitaceae, especially the pumpkin, squash and melon. Scientific Name. There are seven species of fruit flies in Samoa. Cucurbit fruit Fly: Scientific name: a) Bactrocera cucurbitae b) B. ciliatus Family: Tephritidae Order: Diptera Pest status: Most damaging for cucurbtaceous crops. Scientific Name. Fruit flies hold their wings outstretched in a horizontal position when walking. Common Name. Unlike cucumber fruit fly there is no central yellow mark down the length of the dorsal surface of the thorax between the wings. No known attraction to male lures, although sporadically trapped at cue-lure. Pupae are dark orange to dark red enclosed in the last skin of the larval moult. Mango fly (Bactrocera frauenfeldi) (Photo 1); melon fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae) (Photo 2); breadfruit fly (Bactrocera umbrosa) (Photo 3); Solomon fly (Dacus solomonensis) (Photo 4).There are many more fruit fly species in Solomon Islands, but these are pests of economic importance. Therefore, it is difficult to rely on insecticides as a means of controlling this pest. South American cucurbit fruit fly Previous scientific names: Tephritis grandis Macquart, Acrotoxa grandis Macquart, Anastrepha latifasciata Hering, Anastrepha schineri Hendel Diagnosis Major pest of cucurbits in Queensland. 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