Cherry Fruit Flies

ENTFACT-217: Cherry Fruit Flies  |  Download PDF

by Ric Bessin, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

Two species of fruit flies attack the fruit of sweet and sour cherries; the cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis cingulata, and the black cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis fausta. These fruit flies are closely related to the apple maggot and the blueberry maggot which attack apples and blueberries, respectively.