Bondi Junction NSW, Australia
Fact Sheets
2021-09-08T03:12:58.2491360Z
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Fiji fruit flies (170)
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds

Summary

  • Bactrocera kirki - guava, mango, avocado; Bactrocera passiflorae - guava, citrus, mango, kavika; Bactrocera xanthodes - breadfruit, jackfruit, papaya; many more hosts, and fruit fly species occur.
  • Note, Bactrocera kirki is present only on Rotuma.
  • Females need protein before they can 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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