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Cucumber fly

Scientific Name
Bactrocera cucumis
Scientific Author
(French)
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Medium sized species; small fuscous to black facial spots present; humeral and notopleural calli yellow; mesonotum orange-brown without dark markings, mesopleural stripe reaching almost to anterior npl. bristle, lateral postsutural vittae beginning anterior to mesonotal suture, broad medial postsutural vitta present, scutellum yellow; wing with a narrow fuscous costal band and anal streak, costal cells pale fulvous (second cell slightly paler than first), microtrichia in outer corner of second costal cell only; abdominal terga I and II orange-brown, terga III-V fulvous except for 2 broad lateral longitudinal orange-brown bands over all 3 terga and a narrow medial longitudinal band which is orange-brown on tergum III and orange- brown to dark fuscous on tergum IV and V (this band is broader on tergum V).  [from Drew 1989, pg 185]

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
27/05/2005 04:28 AEST
Last Updated
31/12/2007 10:40 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Cucumber fly (Bactrocera cucumis) Updated on 12/31/2007 10:40:27 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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