Bactrocera dorsalis

Bactrocera dorsalis

Short pest overview:

Oriental fruit fly is a serious pest of a wide range of cultivated and wild fruit crops, vegetables and nuts throughout it's native range and wherever it has invaded.


Geographic Distribution:

This pest is native in Asia and is now found in at least 65 countries, including parts of America and Oceania, and most of continental Africa (sub-Saharan countries).

Life Cycle:

In summer, at high temperature, development from egg to adult requires 16 days and 20 days in cooler conditions. Pupation occurs in the soil from 10-12 days to 90 days depends of the temperatures conditions. Every female are capable of laying over 3,000 eggs in old egg deposit sites on fruits.