POLYFLY

Pollinating
Flies

flies

FLIES

Polyfly

The goal of POLYFLY is to bring back biodiversity where it is most needed, and it does so by proposing alternative natural pollination solutions for seed production and greenhouse cropping.

Miophily or fly pollination is the second most frequent pollination syndrome. Flies (diptera) are the most important pollinating insects after bees (hymenoptera) and it is estimated that they are responsible for the pollination of over 500 species of crops.

The flies belonging to the Syrphidae family, commonly referred to as hoverflies or flower flies, are an excellent alternative when traditional pollinators such as bees and bumblebees do not perform well.

Using these syrphid flies can help increase seed and fruit yields while decreasing the number of disqualified fruits. These flies can be used additionally or alternatively to traditional pollinators as well as other artificial pollination strategies.

goldfly-polyfly
eristalinus aeneus

GOLDFLY

mosca-polinizadora
LOW LEVEL OF FLOWER DISCRIMINATION
Effective in a wide range of crops
RESISTANT TO EXTREME TEMPERATURE
Active between 14 and 36°C
SMALL AND HAIRY BODY
Effective in small flowers
IN CLOSED AND CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS
Greenhouses, tunnels and cages from 1 to +1000m2
NOT AGGRESSIVE AND PATHOGEN FREE
Easy to use

Pollinating Flies

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They support us

Financial Partners
enisa cdti ministerio-de-economia-y-competitividad
Institutional Partners
pita
vegapolys cta
Research Partners
ual
UCO

How it works

Our pollinators are very easy to use!

Keep the boxes in the fridge until use, maximum one week. Our flies are harmless, do not sting and are pathogen free.

1

BOXES CONTAINING 1.000 PUPAE

The adults emerge after 2-4 days

2

DOSIS 10-20 ind/m2

Distribute the boxes evenly in the facilities

3

REINTRODUCTION

Every two weeks during the flowering period