Host Crop: All Vegetables crops. Melon Fruit fly is the most damaging pest of cucurbits and considered as an important obstacle for economic production of Cucumber , Bottle gourd, Bitter gourd, Sweet gourd, Snake gourd, Ridge gourd, Pointed gourd , Sponge gourd, Pumpkins ,Mask melon, Watermelon.
Adult Melon fruit flies are similar in size to a housefly, about 6-8 mm long. The body is light brown to a honey colour in appearance. There are several prominent bright yellow markings on the thorax (upper body) and a distinctive black ‘T’ pattern at the base of the abdomen (lower body). The wings are clear with a dark coastal vein and “melon seed” shaped spot at the tip.
MAT Technology – (Meal Annihilation Technique) It is the process of attraction, and trapping the insect those damages to fruit.
Per Acre Use: IPM /Maxplus trap with Melon fly lure at 15/ha for controlling.
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