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Carambola Fruit Fly

Scientific Name
Bactrocera carambolae
Scientific Author
Drew & Hancock
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae)
Risk
Unknown
Status
Native Thailand Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Specimen Locality Label: Indonesia: W Timor. Oelbubuk, 29 March 1998, G. Bellis & Supendi (NAQS, Mareeba)
Source
Ken Walker Museum Victoria Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Body predominantly black or dark fuscous, or a balanced mixture of black and yellow. Head with frontofacial angle much greater than a right angle and rounded. Thorax with postsutural supra-alar bristle present. Acrostichal bristle present. Intra-alar bristle present, well developed, similar to postalar bristle. Number of scutellar bristles one pair; single pair of scutellar bristles apical; anterior notopleural bristle present; posterior notopleural bristle(s) acuminate. Wings with costal band extending below R2+3. Abdominal tergites with separate dark areas on anterolateral margins of T3-T5 (variable). Female terminalia with aculeus length 1.4–1.6 mm.

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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Four members of the Bactrocera dorsalis complex are difficult or impossible to separate based on morphology alone, especially when only a limited sample of males is examined: Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel), Bactrocera papayae Drew & Hancock, Bactrocera philippinensis Drew & Hancock, and Bactrocera carambolae Drew & Hancock.
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walaikorn Rattanadechakul
Created
02/02/2011 10:23 AEST
Last Updated
02/02/2011 15:42 AEST
Citation
Walaikorn Rattanadechakul (2011) Carambola Fruit Fly (Bactrocera carambolae) Updated on 2/2/2011 3:42:39 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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