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Banana Stalk Fly

Scientific Name
Telostylinus lineolatus
Scientific Author
Wiedemann, 1830
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Neriidae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Larva

Body 5.9-8.1 mm long, white, nearly cylindrical, tapering anteriorly, and bluntly rounded posteriorly. Amphipneustic. Mouth hooks fairly heavy and smooth along their lower margins. Anteroventral part of each abdominal segment with hooklets or spinnles. Anterior spiracle fan-shaped terminating in eight (sometimes nine) small papillae, each bearing several minute pores on its truncate extremity. A conical depression faintly visible behind these papillae. Posterior spiracles terminal, chitinized plates borne on paired protuberances above the horizontal axis, and separated by a distance equal to approximately half the length of a single plate. Each plate is a vertically elongate sclerite bearing four slightly curved spiracular slits. These slits nearly enclose the spiracular scar, which is near the centre of the plate. Four tufts of branched, radiating hairs arise from clearer areas near the spiracular slits.

References

- Berg, C.O. (1947). Biology and metamorphosis of some Solomon Islands Diptera. Part I: Micropezidae and Neriidae. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, number 503, 14 pp.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
28/03/2011 10:14 AEST
Last Updated
04/05/2014 22:24 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Banana Stalk Fly (Telostylinus lineolatus) Updated on 5/4/2014 10:24:00 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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