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Host plant and seasonal abundance of bactrocera visenda (Hardy) (Diptera: tephritidae)

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Royer, J. and Dostie, B. (2004) Host plant and seasonal abundance of bactrocera visenda (Hardy) (Diptera: tephritidae). Australian Entomologist, 31 (1). pp. 25-27.

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Host plant records from northern Queensland suggest that Bactrocera visenda (Hardy) is monophagous on Garcinia warrentii (native mangosteen: Clusiaceae). Populations of B. visenda increased markedly from November to February annually, which correlates well with the fruiting period for G. warrentii.

Almost all G. warrentii fruit collected produced B. visenda, which was not reliably reared from any other host. A record from G gibbsiae remains unconfirmed. B. visenda was not reared from cultivated mangosteen (G. mangostana) and is unlikely to become an ecomonic pest of cultivated fruit in this region.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:© Entomological Society of Queensland.
Keywords:Bactrocera visenda; Garcinia warrentii; pest; trapping; cultivated fruit; fruit fly.
Subjects:Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects
Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees
Live Archive:08 Jun 2004
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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