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Bactrocera cucurbitae


Used for controlling cucurbit fruit fly (mainly Bactrocera cucurbitae) in vegetable crops like cucumber, gherkins, squash, melons (water melon, muskmelon), pumpkin, ash gourd, bitter gourd, ribbed gourd, bottle gourd, etc.The development period of this fly, from egg to adult ranges from 12 to 28 days. The female may lay as many as 1,000 eggs. Eggs are generally laid in young fruit but are also laid in the succulent stems of host plants. The eggs are deposited in cavities created by the female using its sharp ovipositor. After eggs hatch into small, white larvae, they eat from their nesting site, absorbing the nutrients and energy needed to transform into adults. Larvae then locate dark, dry places for pupation. During this stage, the legless larvae grow six legs and a pair of wings before emerging as adults.

Mode of action

It is the process of attracting the pest, and trapping those insects that damages the fruits.


Economically Affordable, easy to install and manage.

Pheromone traps are species-specific

Reduces the need for use of harmful pesticide and insecticides.

If installed at proper tiime. it can detect low numbers of insects infestation.

Non toxic and can be used all along the year.


One should use hand gloves / clean hand for handling lure

Avoid using alkaline or acidic pH products.

Do not use in combination with chemical pesticides and fertilizer

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