Melon Fly

Melon Fly (Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA - bugwood)

The melon fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae) usually lays eggs under the skin of host fruit. Eggs may also be laid into flowers, stems and exposed roots, hatching into larvae which tunnel through the flesh of the fruit.

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  • Melon Fly
    Melon Fly Pest Profile

    Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture

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