In Dnipropetrovsk region was discovered larvae of the dangerous insect pest of tropical countries, as reported by the Main Department of Gospodarevskaya in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
– When carrying out phytosanitary control of the party pomegranates imported from Turkey, discovered the missing on the territory of Ukraine the quarantine organism – Mediterranean fruit fly – the service on food safety.
Exotic body was in Turkish grenades at the stage of the larvae in a living state. The party arrived in the amount of 4 tons.
Appearing Mediterranean fly recently has become widely-known ecological disaster around the world as a dangerous pest of fruit crops. Its larvae damage the fruit by more than 200 different kinds of plants and crops, mainly citrus and pomegranate, banana, Fig, persimmon, peach, apricot, plum, cherry, Apple, avocado, coffee, strawberry, dates, grapes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers and other vitamins.
When egg-laying is damaged skin, which contributes to the rotting fruit and mold development.In some warm countries fly destroys from 30 to 100 % of the important fruit crops.
With the question of how dangerous larvae of the Mediterranean fly in our region, the correspondent of “evening Dnepr” addressed to the Professor of Zoology and ecology of the BOTTOM, entomologist Victor Brigadirovka.
– Indeed, the Ukrainian flies compared to the Mediterranean harmless, – said the candidate of biological Sciences. – Now there is a trend in connection with global warming that many species of tropical insects spread to the North of the country.
The entomologist notes that this pest is able to take root in the climate of our region. Especially in the absence of severe frosts.
– I don’t think this is the first importation of larvae of the Mediterranean fly in our area, – the expert adds. – Larvae can be delivered with any fruits and vegetables, and when there is a fly, it some time can live in our environment. But the process of adaptation of this insect is quite long. However, it is possible that after a dozen unsuccessful attempts of introduction of this species in the local fauna, some of them can be successful. But now, in the cold season, do not be afraid that new year’s eve delivery of fruit will dramatically affect the ecological situation in the region.
State Gospodarevskaya assures consumers that “dangerous” fruit does not appear on the shelves of the city and region. The goods shall be returned.