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Occurrence and Seasonal Abundance of Fruit Fly, Bactrocera zonata Saunders (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Relation to Meteorological Factors

Occurrence and Seasonal Abundance of Fruit Fly, Bactrocera zonata Saunders (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Relation to Meteorological Factors

Rashid Ahmed Khan* and Muhammed Naveed

Plant Protection Division (PPD), Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology, P.O. Box 128, Jhang Road, Faisalabad, Pakistan

*      Corresponding author: rashidpp2004@yahoo.co.uk

Fig 1

Design of the Methyl eugenol fruit fly trap, used to capture male B. zonata suspended by metal wire with guava tree in NIAB.

Fig 2

Weekly population fluctuation of fruit fly in relation to minimum and maximum temperature (°C) (A), relative humidity (%) (B) and rain fall (mm) (C) in 2015.

Fig 3

Relationship between fruit fly number and minimum temperature (°C) (A) and maximum temperature (°C) (B) in 2015.

Fig 4

Relationship between fruit fly number and sun shine (h) (A) and relative humidity (%) (B) in 2015.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 50, Iss. 3, Pages 799-1198

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