Inflorescence midge

Inflorescence midge

Symptoms of damage:

  • Maggots attack the inflorescence stalk, flowers and small developing fruits
  • Maggot bore into the bud and feeds on inner content
  • Buds fail to open and drop down

Identification of pest:

  • Larva – A maggot light yellowish colour and moults three times.
  • Adult i) a Dasineura amaramanjarae: Orange red
    ii) b. Erosomyia indica: Yellowish fly
    iii) c. Procystiphora mangiferae: Light orange fly


  • Remove and destroy affected flowers and tender shoots
  • Spray dimethoate 30 EC @ 0.06%, methyl demeton 25 EC @0.05%.



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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