Cherry fruit fly

Cherry fruit fly

Rhagoletis cerasi

AFFECTED:

cherry

Description: The Cherry fruit fly is a species of lepidopteran, 3-5 mm in length that attacks only cherry plants.

 

Number of annual generations: normally, one generation a year. Adults emerge from end of April and the beginning of May until July.

 

Damage:  the larva, when feeding, digs galleries inside the fruit. The attacked fruits soften and they end up rotting, and are substandard.