Atherigona soccata

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Atherigona soccata (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Marcello Consolo
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Atherigona soccata Rondani, 1871 - (sorghum shoot fly)

This fly is found in Asia and Africa and considered an important pest of sorghum. Losses of grain yield can exceed 50%. The larvae destroy the growing point of the young shoots, causing dead hearts.