Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

The tropical fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae) of the Australasian and Oceanian regions.

Abstract

The Australasian and Oceanian Dacinae (290 species) are treated within a generic classification comprising only 2 genera, Bactrocera (with 21 subgenera) and Dacus (with 4 subgenera). Seven new subgenera and 109 new species are described. Three new names are proposed for preoccupied ones. In the subgenus Bactrocera, 20 species complexes are defined. Five new synonymies are established. Lectotypes are designated for 29 taxa. Keys to genera, subgenera and species are provided. Information is given on location of type specimens, host plants, attractant records, geographic distribution and taxonomic relationships. Among the taxonomic changes proposed D. jarvisi, D. bryoniae, D. endiandrae, D. opiliae, D. fagraea, D. halfordiae, D. kraussi, D. frauenfeldi, D. mayi, D. tenuifascia, D. bancroftii, D. musae, D. aquilonis, D. neohumeralis, D. tryoni, D. barringtoniae, D. curvipennis, D. facialis, D. kirki, D. longicornis, D. passiflorae, D. psidii, D. xanthodes, D. cucumis, D. melanotus and D. cucurbitae are transferred to Bactrocera. D. distinctus, D. cacuminatus, D. quadratus, D. luteolus, D. strigatus, D. umbrosus, D. niger, D. signatifer, D. choristus are transferred to Bactrocera becoming B. distincta, B. cacuminata, B. quadrata, B. luteola, B. strigata, B. umbrosa, B. nigra, B. signatifera and B. chorista, resp.