Report of Guava Fruit Fly Bactrocera correcta Bezzi from Temperate Kashmir
Keywords:Bactrocera correcta, Tephritidae, parapheromone, methyl eugenol, SPLAT, infestation, simplebottle traps, Kulgam, J&K, bottle type trap, trap catches
In this study the guava fruit fly Bactrocera correcta Bezzi (1916) (Diptera: Tephritidae) is reported from
Kulgam, a major peach growing area in South Kashmir through July-August, 2020. District Kulgam
was the leading producer of peaches with an annual production of 412MT during the 2018-19 growing
season. This potential pest was trapped along with B. zonata and B. dorsalis in a simple bottle-type trap
containing methyl eugenol and SPLAT.
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