Natalse vrugtevlieg (Afr.)
Females deposited eggs under the skin of fruit. Emerged larvae starts feeding in the fruit leading to fruit loss.
The Natal fruit fly is one of the most common known pests in the agricultural industry. Significant damage is only cause by larvae. Three to six generations can occur per year. The life cycle is weather and resource dependent - during warm conditions and in ripe fruit, the life cycle can be as short as three to four weeks. During the winter it can be two to three months.