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Abstract

New exotic fruit fly introductions to Australia.

Abstract

In Cape York, northern Queensland, in September 1974, Dacus frauenfeldi Schin., a pest of mango, breadfruit, guava and other fleshy fruits, was found for the first time in Australia. The fruit fly was subsequently found to be present in an area of more than 1000 square miles. It is suggested that it was introduced to the Cape York area within the last 2-3 years. On Melville Island, Northern Territory, in August 1975, D. dorsalis Hend., a pest of all types of fleshy fruits, was found for the first time in Australia.