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  • Agriculture

  • Diamond Back Moth (Plutella Xylostella)

    Diamond Back Moth (Plutella Xylostella)

    Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) is the biggest global pest of brassica crops. The diamondback moth (DBM) is one of the world’s significant agricultural pests, costing farmers billions of dollars every year. This moth pest, also called Plutella xylostella, is a non-native species in the USA. It feeds on brassica crops like canola (oilseed) and broccoli and it is notorious for its ability to develop resistance to...

  • Pink Bollworm (Pectinophora Gossypiella)

    Pink Bollworm (Pectinophora Gossypiella)

    Pink bollworm (Pectinophora gossypiella) is one of the most destructive pests of cotton in many areas of the world, including in India, China, Brazil and the western USA. In its adult, or moth, stage, the pink bollworm lays its eggs on cotton bolls. The eggs hatch into larvae that eat the cotton seeds and damage and discolour the fibre. The National Cotton Council of the USA estimates that the pink bollworm costs American cotton producers more than...

  • Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis Capitata) or Medfly

    Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis Capitata) or Medfly

    The Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly,Ceratitis capitata) is a major problem for commercial orchards and householders alike, attacking more than 250 types of fruits, including citrus, apricots, nectarines, peaches, mangoes, apples and pears. The female medfly ‘stings’ fruits as she lays her eggs, making them vulnerable to infection and rot. Medfly’s versatility in the variety of crops it targets means that it is a pervasive threat all...

  • Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha Ludens)

    Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha Ludens)

    The Mexican fruit fly (Anastrepha ludens), or mexfly, is a prominent agricultural pest in Mexico, parts of Central America and the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. The mexfly readily attacks more than 50 fruit types including citrus, mango and avocado. USDA APHIS and the Mexican government cooperate in a programme to suppress Mexican fruit fly and prevent its spread.