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seanyk

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FL fruit fly struggles
« on: June 06, 2023, 07:37:16 PM »
Just harvested my grumichamas today and they all had worms. Does anyone know what fruit fly stings them? Is there any bait trap that works on that type of fruit fly?

I'm assuming it's the same one that's stinging my loquats and guavas

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Re: FL fruit fly struggles
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2023, 08:16:55 PM »
Ugh more insidious pests arrive in FL every year. The papaya fruit fly found my plant this year so itís either bag every baby fruit, or get zero papayas.

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Re: FL fruit fly struggles
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2023, 09:16:23 PM »
Just harvested my grumichamas today and they all had worms. Does anyone know what fruit fly stings them? Is there any bait trap that works on that type of fruit fly?

I'm assuming it's the same one that's stinging my loquats and guavas
Sorry to hear.
It's probably Caribbean fruit fly. I've been getting it on my early season Starapple

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Re: FL fruit fly struggles
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2023, 09:19:47 PM »
I agree it's likely caribbean fruit fly:
https://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/fruit/tropical/caribbean_fruit_fly.htm

I'm in Gainesville and I believe that's what gets our surinam cherries. I put out some traps baited with torula yeast, and they are catching a lot of what looks like caribfly. I don't know if catching them is actually doing any good though, since a single fly can lay 200 eggs individually. I don't even have that many fruits. It really sucks.

 

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