Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) (Hylocereus undatus) Pests and Beneficial Insects
A photo of a young pitaya fruit on the plant. It is yellow-green mostly but each petal is edged in brilliant pinkish purple
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Dragon Fruit
Hylocereus undatus

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Duncan, Rita, Daniel Carrillo, and Jorge Peña. 2021. “Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) (Hylocereus Undatus) Pests and Beneficial Insects”. EDIS 2021 (1), 13. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-in1292-2020.


Pitaya or Dragon Fruit is a recent crop in South Florida; it belongs to the Cactaceae family, and its scientific name is Hylocereus undatus (Haworth) Britton & Rose. This fruit crop has grown rapidly and shows a good potential for commercialization. This fact sheet contains some of the pests and beneficial insects associated with it.  

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