Description, Biology, Life Cycle, Damage, Common Names, Images
- Host plant: cherry.
- Adult: the fly emerges in orchards from the end of May to early July. During sunshine, the fly rests on leaves and fruits, feeding on the plant's sugary secretions. The first eggs are laid 10 to 15 days after flying starts, in warm weather. Each female lays 50 to 80 eggs which are inserted singly under the epidermis of the fruit which is starting to turn red (*) .
- Egg: embryonic development lasts 6 to 12 days.
- Larva: feeds on the pulp surrounding the kernel. Larval development lasts approximately 30 days, after which the maggot leaves the fruit (*) , buries itself a few cm underground and pupates and overwinters (*) .
-1 cycle every 2 or 3 years, some pupae may overwinter 2 or even 3 times.
-The damage varies from year to year; it is notably severe during hot weather in the egg-laying season (June and early July). Attacked fruit often rots, the harvest is reduced and difficult to sell (*) .
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