|Celery fly damage to a celery leaf|
The Celery fly (Euleia heraclei) is a species of tephritid or fruit flies in family Tephritidae.
Symptoms[edit | edit source]
A large blotch, yellow or brown, preceded by a short corridor that in the end mostly is completely overrun. Generally several larvae share a mine. Especially in fresh mines the green primary and secondary feeding lines are well visible. Pupation outside the mine.
Treatment[edit | edit source]
If the attack of celery fly is only light its possible to pick off the affected parts of the blistered leaves to remove the pest.
Chemical[edit | edit source]
A light spray with a greenfly bug spray or insecticide can also be used.
Prevention[edit | edit source]
When hardening off the plants, cover the boxes and seedlings with a fine net. Deep trenching in Winter will bury the celery fly pupae and prevent the fly from hatching out.
Examples[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- ↑ Ellis, W.N. (2007). Euleia heraclei (Linnaeus, 1758). Zoölogisch Museum Amsterdam. Retrieved: 2010-08-28.
- ↑ a b c How to Control Celery Fly to avoid stunted growth. GardenGrower.com. Retrieved: 2010-08-28.