Oriental Fruit Fly
First recorded in Taiwan (Shi et al. 2005)
Introduced to Hawaii in the 1940s; several infestations in the continental U.S. have been discovered since then, triggering eradication programs (Weems and Heppner 2016)
Possibly introduced to Hawaii by U.S. military troops returning after World War II (Weems and Heppner 2016)
Destructive pest of fruits and vegetables (Weems and Heppner 2016)
U.S. Government Printing Office. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.Includes information for Mexican Fruit Fly, Mediterranean Fruit Fly, and Oriental Fruit Fly
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
See what states have a federal quarantine for any of the targeted Hungry Pests, and identify which pests or diseases are at greatest risk due to a suitable habitat. In addition to federal quarantines, state-level quarantines might apply see State Summaries of Plant Protection Laws and Regulations (National Plant Board).
California Department of Food and Agriculture.
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European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
CABI. Plantwise Knowledge Bank.
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
State and Local Government
Pest Fruit Flies of the World.
Version: Dec 8, 2006; using DELTA format (DEscription Language for TAxonomy) is a flexible method for encoding taxonomic descriptions for computer processing.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Bactrocera dorsalis. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].
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., J.B. Heppner, J.L. Nation, and G.J. Steck. 2016. Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera dorsalis. University of Florida, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. Electronic Data Information Source Publication #ENY083 (IN240).