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Cucumber fly

Scientific Name
Bactrocera cucumis
Scientific Author
(French)
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae)
Risk
High
Status
Exotic Quarantine Pest
Reliability
High
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Bundaberg, Qld., BU 052, 2.vi.1997; Methyl Eugenol (QDPI Indooroopilly)
Source
Amy Carmichael Queensland University of Technology Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
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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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walaikorn Rattanadechakul
Created
01/02/2011 10:26 AEST
Last Updated
01/02/2011 17:40 AEST
Citation
Walaikorn Rattanadechakul (2011) Cucumber fly (Bactrocera cucumis) Updated on 2/1/2011 5:40:40 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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