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Polypterus

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Can wasps harm trees/fruit?
« on: August 19, 2021, 12:01:51 PM »
I've had a wasp eyeing the small fruit on my atemoya tree for a couple of days now, and it's made me a little concerned... Can they harm plants/fruit? I know some like to eat fruit, so I've been keeping an eye on it, but I don't want to kill it if I don't need to.

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Re: Can wasps harm trees/fruit?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2021, 03:24:57 PM »
Most are beneficial carnivores and will eat harmful insects.

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Re: Can wasps harm trees/fruit?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2021, 08:24:07 PM »
It's probably Gathering material so it can build a nest somewhere it won't harm the tree or plant
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Re: Can wasps harm trees/fruit?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2021, 02:11:55 AM »
Can it be a fruit wasp ?? I've heard papaya often has this problem, the wasp lays her eggs in the fruit.

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Re: Can wasps harm trees/fruit?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2021, 10:10:50 AM »
Can it be a fruit wasp ?? I've heard papaya often has this problem, the wasp lays her eggs in the fruit.
Looks like a wasp but is a fruit fly:
https://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/fruit/tropical/papaya_fruit_fly.htm

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Re: Can wasps harm trees/fruit?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2021, 10:40:26 AM »
Can it be a fruit wasp ?? I've heard papaya often has this problem, the wasp lays her eggs in the fruit.
Looks like a wasp but is a fruit fly:
https://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/fruit/tropical/papaya_fruit_fly.htm
thanks for correcting this , I have read people cal it a wasp , apparently it's not.

 

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