Bactrocera Oleae

Crops
Olive

Description
The Olive Fruit Fly is a species of lepidoptera 4-5mm in length that only attacks the olive tree. It is very serious in the Mediterranean region, parts of Africa and western Asia.

Number of annual generations
Normally 2-4, depending on the climate.

Damage
The damage is caused by the larvae and can be immediate, affecting the size and appearance of the fruit as well as its production. It also causes indirect damage by facilitating secondary invasions of fungi and bacteria that affect the qualities of the fruit and acidify the oil.

Product
Monitoring: Dacuslab
Mass trapping: Flypack Dacus

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