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Fruit Fly

Scientific Name
Bactrocera melanota
Scientific Author
(Coquillett, 1909)
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae: Dacini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Images

Head Oblique - Adult
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DIP89
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Predominantly black, with anterior supra-alar setae, prescutellar acrostichal setae, and 2 scutellar setae; wing with costal band often indistinct, and often with faint infuscation along crossveins r-m and dm-cu; male with a pecten; scutum without yellow stripes, face without spots.

References

- White, I.M. & Elson-Harris, M.M. (1992). Fruit Flies of Economic Significance; Their Identification and Bionomics. CAB International, Wallingford, UK, 601 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
30/03/2011 11:36 AEST
Last Updated
19/03/2014 22:21 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Fruit Fly (Bactrocera melanota) Updated on 3/19/2014 10:21:18 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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