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Celery fly
Celery Celery fly Euleia heraclei
Celery fly damage to a celery leaf
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Section: Schizophora
Superfamily: Tephritoidea
Family: Tephritidae
Genus: Euleia
Species: Euleia heraclei
Synonyms
Philophylla heraclei

The Celery fly (Euleia heraclei) is a species of tephritid or fruit flies in family Tephritidae.

SymptomsEdit

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.[1]

TreatmentEdit

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.[2]

ChemicalEdit

A light spray with a greenfly bug spray or insecticide can also be used.[2]

PreventionEdit

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.[2]

ExamplesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ellis, W.N. (2007). Euleia heraclei (Linnaeus, 1758). Zoölogisch Museum Amsterdam. Retrieved: 2010-08-28.
  2. a b c How to Control Celery Fly to avoid stunted growth. GardenGrower.com. Retrieved: 2010-08-28.
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