oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Mass rearing the Natal fruit fly Pterandrus rosa (Ksh.) (Diptera: Trypetidae)

Volume 39, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



A technique for mass rearing the Natal fruit fly, Pterandrus rosa (Ksh.), in the laboratory, is descriptionbed. Details are given of oviposition cages and of devices which induce oviposition. Larval rearing trays are descriptionbed together with an artificial larval rearing medium comprising ingredients that are all locally obtainable, and cost 18,2 cents per kilogram.

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