Management of the large narcissus fly

The large narcissus fly is an important insect pest of narcissus in the UK. The larvae of the fly feed on narcissus bulbs and infested bulbs rarely produce flowers, and many rot and die. Read about:

  • Idenfying the large narcissus fly
  • The life cycle and biology of the fly
  • Monitoring and forecasting the large narcissus fly
  • Physical, cultural and chemical control options.

This information was last updated in 2008.

Useful links

Read our Narcissus Crop Walkers' Guide to learn about other important pests and diseases of narcissus

Novel insecticide treatments to control large narcissus fly

Narcissus: Investigation into the benefits of using water disinfection options during HWT