Differences in Melon fly & Fruit fly

Differences in Melonfly & Fruitfly

While B.dorsalis has clear wings, B.cucurbitae can be identified with a black spot and a cross streak on the wing tip.B.cucurbitae  is darker in tone and has a yellow thin oval mark on its thorax which is not seen in B. dorsalis. The top of the abdomen of B.dorsalis is characterised by a “T” mark while it is inconspicous in B.cucurbitae.

Fruit Fly Life Cycle

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