African Fruit Beetle
African Fruit Beetle, Garden Fruit Chafer / Brown-And-Yellow Fruit Chafer (Eng.), Vrugtetor (Afr.)
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Easily recognized by its yellow and dark-brown appearance. A common garden pest where they feed on fruit and flowers of various plants.
Feed on fruit and flowers.
Holes in fruit which results in fruit spoils.
Found all over South Africa.
The larvae, white grubs, are commonly found in compost heaps. The Hadeda-ibis is known to be a predator of these beetles. Also, if you have chickens in your garden, they will also control the larval stage of these beetles.
No specific chemical control for this beetle.
Attracts this pest
Fruit (especially grapes) and flowers (especially roses, proteas, carnations and dahlias)