oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Census of a Dacinae population (Diptera: Tripetidae)

Volume 28, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The genus Dacus of the family Trypetidae is abundantly represented in the Republic of South Africa and includes certain economically important species, generally known as Pumpkin flies. Although the Pumpkin flies cause as much damage to the fruit of edible cucurbits as the Fruit flies do to deciduous fruit, they have in the past received very little attention. Most probably the reason for this is the fact that the various edible cucurbits are of far less economic prominence than deciduous fruit.

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