Fauna Malesiana: Interactive key for dacine fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae).
Malesia, the major pests are all species of the tribe Dacini, the subject of this CD-ROM. The key permits the separation of 414 species, including 29 pest species, and also updates a previously published system by the same authors that covered a slightly wider area (published by CAB INTERNATIONAL). All of the species accounts have been revised to incorporate new host data resulting from recent major surveys in the region, and 50 additional species of Bactrocera and Dacus were added. All species are illustrated by line drawings depicting their habitus and colour patterning. The introduction includes details of how to identify the Dacini, and there are sections on collection and preparation methods, morphology, a checklist of world Dacini, a host catalogue (including male lure data), a bibliography, and a list of species which are known to be difficult to separate morphologically. There are two help files, one for the software (CABIKEY) and the other a morphological glossary. This CD-ROM belongs in biology libraries, in the reference collections of applied entomologists working in plant protection in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, and in plant quarantine inspection facilities.