n African Entomology - A new species of pest fruit fly (Diptera : Tephritidae : Dacinae) from Sri Lanka and Africa
|Article Title||A new species of pest fruit fly (Diptera : Tephritidae : Dacinae) from Sri Lanka and Africa|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Author||R.A.I. Drew, K. Tsuruta and I.M. White|
|Publication Date||Mar 2005|
|Pages||149 - 154|
|Keyword(s)||Africa, Bactrocera, Dacini, Fruit flies, Invasive species, Plant quarantine and Tephritidae|
A new species of Dacinae, Bactrocera (Bactrocera) invadens sp.n., from Sri Lanka and Africa, is described and illustrated. This is a pest species that has recently been introduced into eastern Africa and has subsequently made a rapid expansion across tropical Africa. Known distribution and host records are also presented.
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