Bondi Junction NSW, Australia
Fact Sheets
2021-09-08T03:16:03.3961203Z
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Solomon Islands fruit flies (021)
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds

Summary

  • Bactrocera frauenfeldi - avocado, breadfruit, citrus, capsicum, carambola, guava, jackfruit, Malay apple, mango, papaya, plantain, soursop, and more; B. solomonensis - cucurbits; B. cucurbitae - cucurbits; B. umbrosa - breadfruit and jackfruit.
  • Females need protein to lay viable eggs.
  • Cultural control: bag fruit with paper or leaves; collect fallen fruit and destroy; harvest early (banana and papaya); some non-hosts, e.g., chilli, pineapple.
  • Chemical control: use a commercial protein bait spray, e.g. MPPIL, Royal Tongalure or Bactrogel.

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