oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Aspekte van die bionomie van Dacus ciliatus Loew (Diptera: Trypetidae)

Volume 31, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



A survey showed that Dacus ciliatus, D. frontalis, D. vertebratus and D. bivittatus are found on various Cucurbitaceae in the Winter Rainfall Region. D. ciliatus is the most common species, damaging squash, pumpkin and sweet melon by inserting the eggs into the fruit, where the larvae develop.

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