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Luggage (pathway vector)

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Luggage (pathway vector)

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  • 12 June 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pathway Vector
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Luggage (pathway vector)
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Luggage (pathway vector)

Species Transported by Vector

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SpeciesNotesLong DistanceLocalReferences
Anastrepha fraterculus (South American fruit fly)Immatures in fruit Yes Yes
Anastrepha grandis (South American cucurbit fruit fly)Immatures in fruit Yes Yes
Anastrepha ludens (Mexican fruit fly)Immatures in fruit Yes Yes
Anastrepha obliqua (West Indian fruit fly)Immatures in fruit Yes Yes
Anastrepha serpentina (sapodilla fruit fly)Immatures in fruit Yes Yes
Anastrepha striata (guava fruit fly)Immatures in fruit Yes Yes
Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly)Immatures in fruit Yes Yes
Anolis extremus (Barbados anole)Port of Spain (Trinidad) introduction - adults Yes
Bactrocera cucurbitae (melon fly)Most frequently eggs and larvae inside fruit Yes Yes
Bactrocera dorsalis (Oriental fruit fly)Fruits infested with larvae and/or eggs. 10-28 interceptions per year in passenger baggage in NZ Yes Yes Foote et al., 1993
Bactrocera tryoni (Queensland fruit fly) Yes
Bactrocera zonata (peach fruit fly)Fruits infested with larvae and/or eggs Yes Yes
Blattella germanica (German cockroach) Yes Yes Schulze, 1977
Ceratitis rosa (Natal fruit fly)Possible if luggage contains fruits.Probably high frequency for accidental introductions Yes Yes White and Elson-Harris, 1994
Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug)Overwintering adults are sometimes found in clothing or other possessions in luggage and transported Yes Yes
Harmonia axyridis (harlequin ladybird)It has been suggested that some individuals were incidentally introduced in tourist luggage Yes Nedved and Háva, 2016
Heracleum mantegazzianum (giant hogweed)Interception at ports of entry Yes Fowler, 1998; Westbrooks, 1991
Homarus americanus (American lobster) Yes Jørstad et al., 2011; Foote et al., 1993
Limax maximus (leopard slug)Not uncommon Yes Yes
Mononychellus tanajoa (cassava green mite)Eggs, crawlers/adults. Rare pathway Yes
Paratrechina longicornis (crazy ant) Yes
Pennisetum polystachion (mission grass) Yes
Sternochetus mangiferae (mango seed weevil) Yes
Tapinoma melanocephalum (ghost ant)Observed associated in the personal luggage of people entering New Zealand Yes Yes Harris et al., 2005
Thaumastocoris peregrinus (bronze bug)All life stages but mainly that of nymphs and adults Yes Yes Nadel et al., 2010; Wilcken et al., 2010
Theba pisana (white garden snail) Yes Godan, 1983
Vespa velutina (Asian hornet)E.g. camping equipment Yes Yes