Adult tephritid fruit flies are often found on the host plant and feeding on pollen, nectar, rotting plant debris, or honeydew. Natural enemies include the Diapriidae and the Braconidae. Economic importance. Tephritid fruit flies are of major economic importance in agriculture. Some Class: Insecta.
Food-based attractants incorporating an insecticide are an important component of area-wide control programmes for the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae). This study was carried out to understand the feeding mechanism of adults of this species.Cited by: 14.
Patterns of Oviposition and Feeding in the Monophagous Fly Anastrepha spatulata (Diptera: Tephritidae) on its Larval Host Plant Schoepfia schreberi.
Jan 01, 2008 · Adult feeding experiments. (Peterson 1916), suggesting that this may be a common condition in the family Tephritidae as a whole. Following feeding on a dilute solution of sucrose, hydrolysed yeast or natural fruit juices, adults of Bactrocera tryoni (Drew et al. 1983, Cited by: 14.
Apr 12, 2018 · Abstract. Methyl eugenol (ME) is a powerful semiochemical attractant to males of the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae), and is the keystone of detection, control, and eradication programs against this polyphagous and highly invasive tephritid pest. Despite its status as a model lure against B. dorsalis, variation among individuals in their attraction is Cited by: 3.