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Melon Fruit Fly

Scientific Name
Bactrocera cucurbitae
Scientific Author
(Coquillett)
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae)

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Specimen Locality Label: PNG. Bougainville, Loloho, 22-27 Mar 2001, Grimshaw & Waterhouse (NAQS, Mareeba)
Source
Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Body predominantly orangish to brown.  Face undulating, convex above, concave below.  Number of pale whitish to yellow postsutural stripes three.  Subscutellum uniformly brown.  Wings with crossvein r-m covered by short, diffuse infuscation, or covered by short, well-defined infuscation; crossvein dm-cu covered by a major crossband which reaches posterior margin of wing.

Source:

 L.E. Carrol, I.M. White, A. Friedberg, A.L. Norrbom, M.J. Dallwitz and F.C. Thompson (2002 onwards). Pest Fruit Flies of the World: Descriptions, Illustrations, Identification, and Information Retrieval. Version: 8th August 2002.

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
27/05/2005 04:28 AEST
Last Updated
21/10/2011 09:31 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Melon Fruit Fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae) Updated on 10/21/2011 9:31:07 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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