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Oriental Fruit Fly

Oriental fruit fly - Invasive.orgScientific name: Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel, 1912)

Common name: Oriental fruit fly

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Native To: First recorded in Taiwan (Shi et al. 2005)

Date of U.S. Introduction: Introduced to Hawaii in the 1940s; several infestations in the continental U.S. have been discovered since then, but all have been eradicated (Weems and Heppner 2012)

Means of Introduction: Possibly introduced to Hawaii by U.S. military troops returning after World War II (Weems and Heppner 2012)

Impact: Destructive pest of fruits and vegetables (Weems and Heppner 2012)

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Federal Government

Bactrocera dorsalis
Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Taxonomy

Bactrocera dorsalis Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research; Special Note: NAL Catalog Search (resources)

Citrus Pests: Bactrocera
USDA. APHIS. Center for Plant Health Science and Technology.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Life Cycle; Habitat

Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF)
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.
Photographs; Introduction History; Distribution; Special Note: Links to other sites

Oriental Fruit Fly
USDA. APHIS. Hungry Pests.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

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State Government

Oriental Fruit Fly Pest Profile
California Department of Food and Agriculture. Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls; Legal Aspects

Oriental Fruit Fly Information
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle

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University/Academic

Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel)
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Life Cycle; Distribution

Oriental fruit fly - Featured Creatures
University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences; Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel)
University of Hawaii. Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Integrated Pest Management Program.
Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

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International

Bactrocera dorsalis - Invasive Species Compendium
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI).
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Bactrocera dorsalis - Plantwise Knowledge Bank
CABI. Plantwise.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Bactrocera dorsalis - Data Sheets on Quarantine Pests (PDF | 63 KB)
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

Bactrocera dorsalis - Invasive Species of Japan
National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan).
Taxonomy; Distribution; Legal Aspects

Oriental Fruit Fly
Pests and Diseases Image Library (Australia).
Identification/Description; Photographs

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Organizations

Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel)
Pest Fruit Flies of the World.
Identification/Description; Illustrations; Distribution

Citations

Shi, W., C. Kerdelhue, and H. Ye. 2005. Population genetics of the Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae), in Yunnan (China) based on mitochondrial DNA sequences. Environmental Entomology 34(4):977-983.

Weems, H.V., and J.B. Heppner. 2012. Featured Creatures: Oriental Fruit Fly. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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Last Modified: Jul 08, 2014
 
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