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olive fruit fly

Scientific Name
Bactrocera oleae
Scientific Author
(Gmelin, 1790)
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae)

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USA. CA. Hanford, Kings County, emerged 14 Nov 2000, reared from field infested olives det. E. Fisher 2007
Source
Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Relatively small species within the genus Bactrocera. Adult female body length c. 5 mm long, wing spread c. 10 mm; wings clear with brown spot at the wing tips; thorax black, stripped with three narrow parallel black lines and surface covered with silvery pubescence, humeri and area above and below the base of the wings yellow; inner portion of the scutellum black, and posterior portion yellow; abdomen black with irregular bar or blotch of reddish-brown on center of the apical segments, abdomen covered with sparse gray pubescence, terminal segment reddish-yellow, ovipositor reddish in colour.

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
15/10/2008 03:34 AEST
Last Updated
15/10/2008 16:54 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2008) olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae) Updated on 10/15/2008 4:54:10 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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