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Bactrocera correcta

Scientific Name Of The Pest

Common Name Of The Pest

Guava fruit fly

Host Crops:

Guava, Mango, Peach, Sapota, Citrus, Papaya


Pest Identification:

  • Guava fruit fly is slightly larger than a housefly.

  • It has two black transverse bands on its face and predominately black scutum with two yellow lateral stripes (vittae).

  • Yellow costal band on the wing is interrupted and expanded at apex into a brown spot.

  • Abdomen yellow to orange-yellow with a black mark on dorsal surface.


  • Adult fruit flies damage the fruit where they lay their eggs causing blemishes and discoloration.

  • The maggots bore into the fruit, develop inside and pave the way for secondary invaders (fungi or bacteria), which cause extensive rotting and dropping of fruit.

  • Damaged fruits are unfit for human consumption. Damage symptoms do not vary on different crops

Control Measures:

  • Set up APS Easy fruit fly trap/APS Maxfill Trap with APS Mr.Fruit fly Lure to monitor, attract and kill the male fruit flies @ 5-8nos per acre

  • Methyl eugenol is used to lure males and it is very effective in monitoring these fruit flies.

  • It attracts flies over a range of up to 1 km. The lure is placed in the middle of the trap to release the scent slowly in the atmosphere to attract and trap the fruit flies.​

​Pheromone Lure Details

  • Dispenser : Wooden Block containing insect attractant.

  • Material : Soft Wood

  • Packaging : Individually Sachet Packed

  • Sachet Material : Foil Lined Laminate

  • Field Life Of Pheromone lure : 60 days


Recommended Traps:



  • Cost effective

  • Easy & Simple to install

  • Non-toxic and safe for environment

  • Does not harm beneficial insects

  • Scientific & Safe

  • Confirms organic input standards

  • Pheromones are species specific and attract only target pest

  • Can be used all season long

  • Withstands sunlight & rain

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