However, in both maturity stages, crushed guava fruits were less attractive than raspberry (Tukey test: P<0.01 in both cases) (Figure 1). Fruit defence syndromes: the independent evolution of mechanical and chemical defences. The presence of D. suzukii in the crop canopy of guava trees was previously reported in a trap‐based study in Baja California, Mexico, but fruit infestation was not registered (de los Santos Ramos et al., 2014). Mean (± SE) sugar content differed among fruit types: raspberry 9.3 ± 0.2 °Bx, blueberry 14.1 ± 0.3 °Bx, and yellow ripe guava 12.0 ± 0.2 °Bx (F2,57 = 100.04, P<0.01). The fruits of the rainy-season guava crop in India are severely infested by fruit fly, anthracnose and birds which can cause heavy losses to the growers. Major host plants of Ceratitis cosyra include mango, guava, sour orange, marula, wild custard apple and wild apricot. To avoid fruit fly damage, fruit must be picked prior to full maturity, which means harvesting at least three times per week. This damage also act as entry site for fungal and bacterial pathogens. Revision of fruits under a dissecting microscope following laboratory exposure to D. suzukii indicated that eggs were located at points unrelated to puncture wounds or damaged areas of the guava exocarp. Despite the fact that raspberry and blueberry are not found together with guava in Veracruz, our choice tests revealed that volatiles from homogenized guava fruits were as attractive to adult males and females of D. suzukii as blueberry, a berry crop commonly attacked by this pest (Kinjo et al., 2013). In contrast, other drosophilid species were more abundant than D. suzukii or Z. indianus in fallen damaged fruit (F2,239 = 31.84, P<0.01; Table 1). Taxonomy: The Asian guava fruit fly looks similar to the peach fruit fly, but has a somewhat smaller body and a darker thorax. Peach Fruit Fly Bactrocera zonata (Saunders) The peach fruit fly is one of numerous fruit fly pests originating in south and southeast Asia that is highly polyphagous: able to infest many different kinds of fruits = 2, P = 0.14) or unbroken skin (χ2 = 0.745, d.f. Non‐choice oviposition tests were applied to determine whether small puncture wounds on the surface of guava fruits could facilitate oviposition of either invasive species. Studies with soft fruits and artificial diet reported oviposition in surfaces with a penetration force of up to 52 cN, although higher values were possible if softer fruits were not available (Burrack et al., 2013). Farmers Advised To Grow Off-season Vegetables. Damage symptoms Both nymphs and adults suck sap that results in crinkling and yellowing of leaves and rotting of berries. Mealy bug: Ferrisia virgata, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Pseudococcidae: Hemiptera) Distribution and status: All over India and other grapevine growing countries. = 2, P<0.01; Table 1). Our field results also indicate that D. suzukii tend to forage in the tree canopy, with a similar prevalence of infestation in fruits from the tree canopy as on fallen fruits. At 23 h after the flies were released, traps were removed from cages and flies were knocked down by freezing at −20 °C for 15 min. However, the state of Veracruz is a marginal producer, with just over 200 tons per year of guava (SIAP, 2014), but with a high presence of trees growing in backyards in urban and rural locations. in Agriculture News After exposure, flies were discarded and guavas were individualized in 200‐ml cups with a thin layer of vermiculite, covered with a 0.1‐mm mesh lid and incubated under laboratory conditions. ... Fruit Flies Managements Strategies in Guavas. Fruit firmness, measured as surface penetration force, was evaluated using a randomly selected sample of 30 additional guavas at the same maturity stages. In contrast, guavas collected from the ground had similar percentages of infestation by D. suzukii, Z. indianus, and other drosophilids, regardless whether they had broken skin (χ2 = 3.905, d.f. Nevertheless, tephritid oviposition accelerates fruit ripening which could reduce fruit firmness although our results indicate that this did not increase its susceptibility to attack by D. suzukii. Improved capture of Drosophila suzukii by a trap baited with two attractants in the same device, Means within a sample type followed by the same letter did not differ significantly (fruit percentages: χ, Means within a column followed by the same letter did not differ significantly (fruit percentages: χ, Means within a column followed by the same letter were not significantly different (fruit percentages: χ. Fruit flies are among the world’s most serious pests of different horticultural crops due … Figure I. (2014) showed that the size of damaged sections of peach played a role in D. suzukii oviposition, although they only observed oviposition in punctures of 1 mm; a wound far larger than the width of the egg or the female's ovipositor. Of these, 1 071 flies emerged from intact fruits collected from the tree (83% of fruits infested by at least one drosophilid), 1 144 flies from intact fruits collected from the ground (80% infested by at least one drosophilid), and 4 575 flies from damaged fruits collected from the ground (100% infested by at least one drosophilid). No differences were observed in the mean number of females (t = 0.411, d.f. The population of fruit flies fluctuates due to a succession of primary or alternate hosts, the environment complexity and abiotic factors (Montes et al., 2011). Adult sex ratio was consistently female‐biased (58.2–68.2% females) in D. suzukii reared from fruits collected from different locations (Table 1), whereas this ratio tended to be closer to equality in Z. indianus (48.7–56.1%). in berry crops Immediately after treatment, guavas were placed individually in 550‐ml plastic cups with a thin layer of vermiculite and covered with a fine nylon mesh lid. Under laboratory conditions, small artificial punctures on the surface of ripe guavas did not result in increased oviposition by D. suzukii compared to undamaged fruit, whereas Z. indianus almost completely avoided oviposition, or were not capable of developing in fruit. As guava fruits are available during September to November, this may be an important reservoir host for D. suzukii populations during the late fall and winter months which allow this insect to move onto blackberry fruits that subsequently appear in the spring. (2015) suggested that the presence of this fly in the tree canopy could be explained by attraction to green leaf volatiles, particularly β‐cyclocitral – a behavior that could favor the attack of fruits attached to the tree. Entomological pin punctures of 0.3 mm performed by us were wider than the mean (± SE) diameter of the A. fraterculus ovipositor (0.126 ± 0.002 mm), or the mean width of the D. suzukii egg (0.212 ± 0.004 mm; Stewart et al., 2014). Reapply the spray each week. Spray the foliage and fruit with 5 to 10 liters of the pesticide. The laboratory colony of Z. indianus was started using adults that emerged from naturally infested chico zapote, Manilkara zapota L., collected at Apazapan, Veracruz (19°19′2.80″N, 96°43′23.87″W) in March 2015. The larvae infest the fruit, rendering it unfit for human consumption. In all cases, 10 days after guavas had been individualized, cups were inspected every other day and emerged drosophilids were placed in 1.5‐ml microcentrifuge tubes with 70% ethanol. The Caribbean fruit fly infests mostly mature to overripe fruits (Figure 5). That’s why the Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy has fruit fly monitoring arrangements in operation in the north of the country. Indeed, the unusual shape and serrated morphology of the D. suzukii ovipositor appear to be key features that allow it to attack ripening fruit, resulting in its major pest status in many parts of the world (Atallah et al., 2014). Guavas thrive in tropical areas, but their adaptability allows them to survive a few degrees of frost in Mediterranean climates. 3‐ to 4‐fold higher than the number of other drosophilids (F2,126 = 9.59, P<0.01), whereas mean numbers of each species did not differ for insects reared from fallen unbroken skin fruits (F2,142 = 2.22, P = 0.11). A similar percentage of guavas was infested by D. suzukii when fruits were visually intact (58%) or when previously punctured with an entomological pin (64%) (χ2 = 0.378, d.f. Moreover, our results agree with previous findings that raspberries are highly attractive to this pest (Abraham et al., 2015), more so than guava in our case. Annual production of guava in Mexico is estimated at ca. Guava fruit flies, Bactrocera spp. pupae were collected from each fruit. Insect - Fruit fly. The level of fruit fly damaged fruits ranged from 36.7 to 92.5%. The fruit can be stored for up to 2–3 weeks at 7–10°C, and 85–90% relative humidity (RH), but fresh weight loss can be a problem. Number of times cited according to CrossRef: Role of fruit characters and colour on host selection of boreal fruits and berries by Fruit fly infestations often spread quickly, but prompt treatment can get populations under control. In the laboratory, 77% (n = 827) of tephritid pupae produced adults, of which 99% (n = 820) were identified as A. fraterculus and 1% (n = 7) were A. striata. Guava trees produce sweet-smelling fruits with an edible rind and creamy white, yellow or pink flesh. A total of 50 replicates per treatment were performed. The Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata feeds and causes damage to a very wide range of crops. 3 entomological pin (Elephant, Austria) (Lee et al., 2016). Apply a pesticide containing fenthion or dimethoate to infested trees. Keesey et al. In laboratory choice experiments with crushed fruits, D. suzukii adults were equally attracted to guava and blueberry, independent of gender and age. Common California crops that are threatened by guava fruit flies include black plum , cherry , citrus , peach , and melons . Bactrocera correcta (Bezzi), often referred to as the "guava fruit fly" (although the larvae of many other species of fruit flies feed on guava - and Anastrepha striata Schiner is also called the "guava fruit fly") (White and Elson-Harris 1994), was detected for the first time in the Western Hemisphere when one female was found on 6 August 1986 in Garden Grove, Orange County, California. The plastic cup was covered with cream‐colored masking tape to facilitate landing on the surface of the trap and to avoid any effect of different fruit colors. Special Issue: Special Issue – Insect‐Plant Interactions: Host Selection, Herbivory, and Plant Resistance. Invasive pest species represent a major challenge to many countries as a result of trade globalization. Between 87 and 95% of guavas that were infested with drosophilids (all species) were also infested by Anastrepha spp. Guava ( Psidium guajava L., Myrtaceae) is one of the most attacked fruits in Brazil by the fruit fly species Anastrepha spp. The total numbers of male and female D. suzukii, Z. indianus, and other drosophilid species (both sexes pooled) were assessed for each individual guava and proportions of infested fruits within each type of sample were compared. Similarly, fruit fly infestation in Peach orchards at Swat increased from mid April and gained its peaks in August and thereafter declined. In total 30 replicates were performed of each guava maturity stage. Insect‐plant interactions: host selection, herbivory, and plant resistance – an introduction. Whether or not other potential interactions could have ecological repercussions for these three sympatric species in guava requires further study. Seal infested fruits in a plastic bag. In total 6 790 drosophilids were reared from guavas collected in the field. In contrast, Z. indianus was not capable of developing in intact guavas and, although present in fruits attached to the tree, was most abundant in fallen damaged fruits. 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It is important to note that guava fruits collected from trees were at least 3.5–5.5 m above the ground, much higher than the fruits of most cultivated berry crops. As shown in Table 1, the abundance of fruit fly was observed throughout the year, with two peaks in summer from May to August and during winter from November to January coinciding with availability of guava fruits.The maximum fruit damage (18.59%) occurred in August, and second peak with 13.37% damage observed during period of July. Leave the bag outside in the sun for several days, then dispose of it in the garbage. In Africa it attacks mango, papaya, guava and custard apple. Criolla) were collected from a single guava orchard at weekly intervals from 30 September to 15 October 2015 at Xico, Veracruz (19°25′8.21″N, 96°58′30.74″W, 1 183 m altitude), close to where this fly was detected in traps in 2014 (Lasa & Tadeo, 2015). The percentage of fruits that were infested and the number of adults of each sex that emerged were recorded. On each collection date, samples of 30 fruits were randomly selected from a pooled batch of fruits collected in three locations in the guava orchard: (1) fallen fruits collected from the ground that clearly had broken or damaged skin (total n = 90) and that were selected from recently fallen fruit that had no signs of decomposition, (2) fruits in which the skin was unbroken and undamaged by visual inspection collected from the ground (n = 90), and (3) fruits collected directly from the tree canopy which had an unbroken and undamaged skin by visual inspection (n = 90). Yellow ripe and yellow overripe fruits, with similar firmness values, were also similar in their susceptibility to infestation (χ2 = 0.07, d.f. GFF feeds on many kinds of fruit and vegetables. 60% infestation). The water control treatment was less attractive than any of the fruit odors (F3,96 = 74.03, P<0.01) for flies at 8 days after emergence, irrespective of sex (F1,96 = 0.450, P = 0.83) or fruit*sex (F3,96 = 2.63, P = 0.054). This study demonstrates that D. suzukii is attracted to guava, is capable of ovipositing in fruit and, under field conditions, is more abundant in fruits still attached to the tree compared to fallen fruit that remain intact. Cups containing Anastrepha pupae were moistened with 0.3% (wt/vol) sodium benzoate solution every other day to allow adult emergence. Guavas thrive in tropical areas, but their adaptability allows them to survive a few degrees of frost in Mediterranean climates. Our results suggest clear spatial differences in the foraging habits of these two invasive drosophilid species. Many fruits attached to the tree were attacked by D. suzukii. . Traps were baited with one of four treatments: 3 g raspberry, 3 g guava, 3 g blueberry, or 3 ml water dispensed on a small piece of cotton as a control. Advances in the Chemical Ecology of the Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) and its Applications. The infestation of fruits attached to the tree therefore was presumably related to fruit injuries that could not be detected by visual inspection. In this study, 74% of visually intact fruits collected from the tree canopy were found to be infested by D. suzukii. The width of the ovipositor of five females of A. fraterculus was measured with a Nikon microscope and Nis‐Advanced Research v.3.2 Image software (Nikon, Tokyo, Japan). Traps were placed at a height of 11.5 cm at the corners of Plexiglas cages (25 × 25 × 25 cm) with 0.1‐mm nylon mesh sides. Bio-friendly management of Guava fruit fly (Bactrocera correcta Bezzi) through wrapping technique. As such, fruit volatiles, leaf volatiles, and volatile compounds produced by microorganisms associated with guava should be evaluated to better understand the role of semiochemicals in host location and selection by this pest. Integrated pest management tools in regions invaded by D. suzukii should take into account the presence of other commercial or wild hosts, even if the fruit characteristics of those species are not typical of fruits attacked by this pest. The remaining flies inside the cage were discarded. In this study, the presence of D. suzukii, Z. indianus, and other drosophilid species in guava fruits collected directly from the tree canopy was compared with fallen fruits to determine foraging and infestation preferences of these pests. Of Z. indianus, only a single adult female emerged from a single guava from the intact fruit treatment. We have detected this species in mango, soursop, and citrus orchards at many sites in Veracruz. Unlike most of the species in the genus Drosophila, which have preference for overripe, rotten, or fermenting fruits, D. suzukii has the ability to attack ripening fruits that may still be attached to the host plant (Mitsui et al., 2006). Four male + female pairs, 1 week old, were released inside a 550‐ml cup containing one guava and allowed to oviposit during 72 h. After this period fruits were individually incubated in 200‐ml plastic cups with vermiculite for up to 22 days to allow emergence of adult flies. Forty non‐starved flies (20 females and 20 males) were released inside the cage at 17:00 hours. The exotic pestiferous flies Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) and Zaprionus indianus Gupta (Diptera: Drosophilidae) were recently identified in traps used for monitoring tephritid pests of guava, Psidium guajava L. (Myrtaceae), in Veracruz, Mexico. (Paso de Ovejas, 19°17′7.57″N, 96°27′22.05″W) (R Lasa & E Tadeo, unpubl.). Adult emergence was checked every other day, from day 10 to day 22 following exposure to adult flies. . Almost 90% of fallen and broken guavas were infested by Z. indianus compared to 50% fallen unbroken fruit and 37% of fruit attached to the tree. Although D. suzukii was associated with A. fraterculus in guava, a positive relationship between these two species seems unlikely as small superficial punctures did not result in increased oviposition by D. suzukii. To determine whether both drosophilids were infesting guava, a previously unreported host, samples were taken from fruits on trees and fallen fruits on the ground. Substrate-mediated feeding and egg-laying by spotted wing drosophila: waveform recognition and quantification via electropenetrography. Oviposition tends to increase as fruit penetration force decreases (Burrack et al., 2013; Ioriatti et al., 2015; Lee et al., 2016). populations, captured 2.1‐ and 2.9‐fold more D. suzukii individuals than Z. indianus or other drosophilids, respectively (Lasa & Tadeo, 2015). Pesticide‐free guava fruits (var. This is especially important as temporal asynchrony between primary and secondary hosts for D. suzukii indicate that the latter may serve as reservoir hosts between fruiting cycles. When ripe, guavas emit a pungent, musky odor that attracts fruit flies. The percentage of intact guavas collected from the tree that were infested with D. suzukii (74%) was markedly higher than the percentages of guavas infested with Z. indianus or other drosophilid species (χ2 = 37.5, d.f. Oviposition Suitability of Drosophila Suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) for Nectarine Varieties and Its Correlation with the Physiological Indexes. When ripe, guavas release a sharp, musky odour that draws fruit flies. Penetration force measures were averaged for each fruit and used to classify fruits according to their maturity stage which was classified into one of three classes: green‐yellow (from here onwards described as early ripe), ripe yellow, and overripe yellow guavas. No differences were observed between ripe and overripe guava (Tukey test: P = 0.75), whereas yellow‐green stage fruit were significantly firmer than the other ripeness stages (Table 3). It has only acquired pest status for one variety of fig, Ficus carica L. (Vilela & Goñi, 2015). In: Thesis submitted to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore (Madurai Campus), Mondal C K, Garain P K, Maitra N J, Atit Maji, 2015. Working off-campus? Cut open fruit to look for larvae. Set the trap near guava trees. Guava firmness was evaluated by surface penetration force with a no. Poke holes in the lid of a plastic container, then add 1 or 2 inches of apple cider or white wine vinegar to the container. Traps were initially positioned at random and subsequently rotated clockwise in position for each new replicate. Scientific name - Bactocera correcta. Adults were given continuous access to a cotton pad moistened with 10% (wt/vol) honey solution placed on the gauze lid of the cup, and were allowed to oviposit for a 72 h period. Larva: The mature larva emerges from the fruit, drops to the ground, and forms a tan to dark brown puparium. Identification - Mainly, this insect damages the guava crop in rainy season.This fly has yellow in color. When ripe, guavas emit a pungent, musky odor that attracts fruit flies. A total of 140 g of each fruit was crushed using a ceramic mortar, samples of 3 g crushed fruit were placed into small plastic cups (2 cm diameter, 1 cm deep) and frozen until use. The attraction of flies was similar for crushed fruits of guava and blueberry for flies of 8 (Tukey test: P = 0.068) and 3 days (Tukey test: P = 0.83) post‐emergence (Figure 1). An identical experiment was performed using Z. indianus under similar conditions but with a total of 30 replicates per treatment including a control treatment with unexposed fruit. The ovipositor of A. fraterculus was narrower than the entomological pin (mean ± SE = 0.126 ± 0.002 vs. 0.3 mm). The high prevalence of A. fraterculus in fruits collected from guava trees may reflect high levels of this tephritid in the area and/or the tendency for Anastrepha‐infested fruits to fall off branches more readily than non‐infested fruits (Christenson & Foote, 1960). Cotton pads were re‐moistening at 24‐h intervals. Several strategies have been recommended for the management of these problems in the rainy-season crop but most of them are cumbersome and require heavy investments. 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