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Fruit Fly

Scientific Name
Bactrocera tau
Scientific Author
(Walker)
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae)
Risk
Medium
Status
Native Thailand Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Bangkhen, Bangkok, Thailand 23-04-1959
Source
Walaikorn Rattanadechakul Department of Agriculture, Thailand
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Diagnostic Notes
Body a balanced mixture of black and yellow. First flagellomere as long as face, rounded apically. Thorax with number of pale whitish to yellow postsutural stripes three; subscutellum yellowish to orange-brown medially, with distinct dark spots laterally. Wings with distance between crossvein r-m and costa shorter than r-m; posterodistal corner of cell dm distinctly acute. Abdominal tergites with separate dark areas on anterolateral margins of T3-T5.

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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Specimen Contact
Department of Agriculture, Thailand
Author
Walaikorn Rattanadechakul
Created
28/01/2011 02:34 AEST
Last Updated
02/02/2011 11:21 AEST
Citation
Walaikorn Rattanadechakul (2011) Fruit Fly (Bactrocera tau) Updated on 2/2/2011 11:21:30 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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