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23 March 2021 First Detection and Infestation Levels of the Invasive Fruit Fly Zaprionus indianus Gupta, 1970 (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Pomegranate Orchards from Algeria
M. Khaldi, G. Barech, H. Bendjedou, I. Aouari
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Pomegranates are attacked by invasive fruit flies of the family Drosophilidae including the African fig fly, Zaprionus indianus. This species is reported for the first time from North-East Algeria reared from pomegranate fruits from two commercial pomegranate orchards. This vinegar fly is an opportunist that uses both fallen fruits and damaged fruits still on the pomegranate tree as breeding substrates. We report percent infestation of fruit of Z. indianus and of several other pomegranate insect pests.

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M. Khaldi, G. Barech, H. Bendjedou, and I. Aouari "First Detection and Infestation Levels of the Invasive Fruit Fly Zaprionus indianus Gupta, 1970 (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Pomegranate Orchards from Algeria," African Entomology 29(1), 173-179, (23 March 2021). https://doi.org/10.4001/003.029.0173
Received: 2 April 2020; Accepted: 17 August 2020; Published: 23 March 2021
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