Melon Fly

Dacus/ Bactrocera cucurbitae, Melon Fly


Pheromone product code: PH-270-1SR

The Melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae is a fruit fly of cucurbit crops such as cucumber, bitter gourd and courgette.

Russell IPM have developed biorational solutions to this pest. The melon fly is native to tropical Asia and has spread to Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Guam, Kenya, Tanzania and the Mauritius. 

Russell IPM manufacture and supply pheromone lures, traps and complete monitoring systems for the melon fly Bactrocera cucurbitae. Accurate monitoring is essential to minimise damage and protect crops. Therefore, installation of pheromone traps will ensure you are alerted to the presence of unwanted pests at an early stage, detecting the insects before they become a major problem and enabling timely and effective treatment

Target crops

  • Bitter melon
  • Winter melon
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Green beans
  • Bottle gourd
  • Bitter gourd
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkins
  • Squashes
  • Togan
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini/Courgette.