Chinese Citrus Fly, Bactrocera minax (Enderlein) Oviposition Periods in Citrus Orchard, Nepal

Authors

  • Debraj Adhikari Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal; Plant Quarantine and Pesticide Management Centre, Nepal
  • Resham Bahadur Thapa Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal
  • Samudra Lal Joshi Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Nepal
  • Jason Jinping Du Beijing Ecoman Biotech Co. Ltd., China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpps.v8i1.56455

Keywords:

Chinese citrus fly, citrus, fruit size, oviposition

Abstract

Chinese citrus fly, Bactrocera minax (Enderlein) is a major pest of citrus fruits that causes significant fruit losses in citrus orchards in Nepal, China, Bhutan and India. In 2021, a field study was conducted to know the oviposition period of this pest in a sweet orange orchard in Sindhuli, Nepal. The pest deposits its eggs on 25-50 mm citrus fruits during June-July. The timing of egg laying is crucial in designing and deploy adult fly management such as protein bait in citrus orchards.

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Published

2023-07-10

How to Cite

Adhikari, D., Thapa, R. B., Joshi, S. L., & Du, J. J. (2023). Chinese Citrus Fly, Bactrocera minax (Enderlein) Oviposition Periods in Citrus Orchard, Nepal. Journal of the Plant Protection Society, 8(1), 137–141. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpps.v8i1.56455

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Short Communications