Two Rhagoletis species in the western USA that have adapted to cultivated host plants but still have relatively narrow host ranges within the Rosaceae are apple maggot
fly, Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh), and western cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis indifferens Curran, which are quarantine pests of apple (Malus pumila Miller) and cherries (Prunus species), respectively.
Parasitism of the apple maggot
, Rhagoletis pomonella, infesting hawthorns in Washington.
can be controlled by providing an attractive false egg-laying site to trick the female.
flies are fooled by an apple-sized sphere painted black, which like a red apple does not reflect ultraviolet light.
We have discovered many parallels between the fall webworm and the apple maggot
fly with respect to the prewintering period.
Lethal and sublethal effects of imidacloprid on apple maggot
fly, Rhagoletis pomonella Walsh (Diptera, Tephritidae).
Pherocon apple maggot
standard traps and their use to determine spray dates for control of the apple maggot
We also used red Styrofoam balls brushed with Tanglefoot to keep the apple maggot
fly at bay.
The two most important techniques for avoiding apple maggot
damage are good sanitation and trapping the adult female flies.
A case in point: apple maggot
flies that fall for a biodegradable decoy baited with sugar and laced with insecticide.
The apple maggot
fly, Rhagoletis pomonella, has been at the center of a long standing controversy concerning modes of speciation (Bush 1966, Futuyma and Meyer 1980).
The apple maggot
fly, Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh), is a quarantine pest of apples in Washington and other states in the US Pacific Northwest.
One of the best ways to control apple maggot
is to hang round, red traps with a fruit-smelling-type bait.
Choose your weapons to fight the apple maggot
before it ruins your fruit
Although the apple maggot
, Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh), is famously Ron Prokopy's white rat, his influence on behavioral ecology in general is unparalleled.