Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Identification on five sibling species of the Bactrocera dorsalis complex (Diptera: Tephritidae) from imported fruits of South East Asia.

Abstract

Fifty-two species within the B. dorsalis complex were recorded in Asia by Drew and Hancock in 1994. Five sibling species of the B. dorsalis complex are frequently intercepted from imported fruits of South East Asia, and are considered of economic importance. The wings, thorax, legs, abdomen and ovipositors of B. carambolae, B. dorsalis, B. occipitalis, B. papayae and B. philippinensis are described. A key to these 5 species is presented.