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Dacus bivittatus
(fruit fly)

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Dacus bivittatus (fruit fly)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 10 December 2020
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Dacus bivittatus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • fruit fly
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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D. bivittatus; pinned museum specimen.
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CaptionD. bivittatus; pinned museum specimen.
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D. bivittatus; pinned museum specimen.
AdultD. bivittatus; pinned museum specimen.©CABI BioScience

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Dacus bivittatus (Bigot)

Preferred Common Name

  • fruit fly

Other Scientific Names

  • Dacus bipartitus
  • Dacus bivittatus var. atrescens
  • Dacus cucumarius
  • Dacus pectoralis
  • Tridacus pectoralis

International Common Names

  • English: fruit fly, pumpkin

EPPO code

  • DACUBI (Dacus bivittatus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Diptera
  •                         Family: Tephritidae
  •                             Genus: Dacus
  •                                 Species: Dacus bivittatus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 17 Feb 2021

Host Plants and Other Plants Affected

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Plant nameFamilyContextReferences
Annona muricata (soursop)AnnonaceaeUnknown
Carica papaya (pawpaw)CaricaceaeUnknown
Citrullus lanatus (watermelon)CucurbitaceaeUnknown
CitrusRutaceaeUnknown
Citrus aurantium (sour orange)RutaceaeUnknown
Citrus hystrix (mauritius bitter orange)RutaceaeUnknown
Citrus maxima (pummelo)RutaceaeUnknown
Citrus sinensis (navel orange)RutaceaeOther
    Cucumeropsis edulisUnknown
    Cucumeropsis manniiUnknown
    Cucumis (melons, cucuimbers, gerkins)CucurbitaceaeUnknown
    Cucumis dipsaceus (hedgehog gourd)Unknown
    Cucumis melo (melon)CucurbitaceaeUnknown
    Cucumis sativus (cucumber)CucurbitaceaeUnknown
    Cucurbita (pumpkin)CucurbitaceaeUnknown
    Cucurbita maxima (giant pumpkin)CucurbitaceaeUnknown
    Cucurbita moschata (pumpkin)CucurbitaceaeUnknown
    Cucurbita pepo (marrow)CucurbitaceaeUnknown
    Cucurbita pepo var. melopepoUnknown
    Cucurbitaceae (cucurbits)CucurbitaceaeMain
      Dioscorea sansibarensisUnknown
      Lagenaria siceraria (bottle gourd)CucurbitaceaeUnknown
      LuffaCucurbitaceaeUnknown
      Luffa aegyptiaca (loofah)CucurbitaceaeUnknown
      Mangifera indica (mango)AnacardiaceaeUnknown
      Momordica charantia (bitter gourd)CucurbitaceaeUnknown
      Momordica cissoidesUnknown
      Momordica trifoliolataUnknown
      PeponiumCucurbitaceaeUnknown
      Peponium vogeliiUnknown
      Psidium guajava (guava)MyrtaceaeUnknown
      Ricinus communis (castor bean)EuphorbiaceaeUnknown
      Sechium edule (chayote)CucurbitaceaeUnknown
      Solanum lycopersicum (tomato)SolanaceaeUnknown
      VitexLamiaceaeUnknown
      Zea mays (maize)PoaceaeUnknown

      Growth Stages

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      Fruiting stage

      References

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      Badii, K. B., Billah, M. K., Afreh-Nuamah, K., Obeng-Ofori, D., 2015. Species composition and host range of fruit-infesting flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in northern Ghana. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 35(3), 137-151. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=JTI

      Copeland, R. S., Okeka, W., Freidberg, A., Merz, B., White I. M., De Meyer, M., Luke, Q., 2005. FRUIT FLIES (DIPTERA, TEPHRITIDAE) OF KAKAMEGA FOREST, KENYA. Journal of East African Natural History, 94(2), 247-278. doi: 10.2982/0012-8317(2005)94[247:FFDTOK]2.0.CO;2

      Fomekong, A., Messi, J., Kekeunou, S., Tchuenguem-Fohouo, F. N., Tamesse, J. L., 2008. Entomofauna of Cucumeropsis mannii Naudin, its impact on plant yield and some aspects of the biology of Dacus bivitattus (Diptera: Tephritidae). African Journal of Agricultural Research, 3(5), 363-370. http://www.academicjournals.org/ajar/PDF/pdf%202008/May/Fomekong%20et%20al.pdf

      Getahun, D., Azerefegne, F., Beyeneh, Y., 2015. Species composition of fruit flies (Dipteral:Tephritidae) and extent of damage on mango fruit in eastern Ethiopia. International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, 19(1), 95-102. http://www.ijisr.issr-journals.org/abstract.php?article=IJISR-14-290-01

      Isabirye, B. E., Akol, A. M., Muyinza, H., Masembe, C., Rwomushana, I., Nankinga, C. K., 2016. Fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) host status and relative infestation of selected mango cultivars in three agro ecological zones in Uganda. International Journal of Fruit Science, 16(1), 23-41. doi: 10.1080/15538362.2015.1042821

      Matanmi, B. A., 1975. The biology of tephritid fruitflies (Diptera, Tephritidae) attacking cucurbits at Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Entomology, 1(2), 153-159.

      Meyer, M. de, Quilici, S., Franck, A., Chadhouliati, A. C., Issimaila, M. A., Youssoufa, M. A., Abdoul-Karime, A. L., Barbet, A., Attié, M., White, I. M., 2012. Records of frugivorous fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacini) from the Comoro archipelago. African Invertebrates, 53(1), 69-77. doi: 10.5733/afin.053.0104

      Mwatawala, M., Kudra, A., Mkiga, A., Godfrey, E., Jeremiah, S., Virgilio, M., Meyer, M. de, 2015. Preference of Zeugodacus cucurbitae (Coquillett) for three commercial fruit vegetable hosts in natural and semi natural conditions. Fruits (Paris), 70(6), 333-339. doi: 10.1051/fruits/2015034

      Mwatawala, M., Maerere, A. P., Makundi, R., Meyer, M. de, 2010. Incidence and host range of the melon fruit fly Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Central Tanzania. International Journal of Pest Management, 56(3), 265-273. doi: 10.1080/09670871003596792

      N'depo, O. R., Hala, N. F., Gnago, A., Allou, K., Kouassi, K. P., Vayssieres, J. F., De Meyer, M., 2010. Inventory of Fruit Flies of Three Agroecologic Areas and Host Plants Associated to the New Specie Bactrocera (Bactrocera) Invadens Drew et al., 2005 (Diptera : Tephritidae) In Côte-d’Ivoire. (Inventaire des Mouches des Fruits de Trois Régions Agro-écologiques et des Plantes-hôtes Associées à L’espèce Nouvelle, Bactrocera (Bactrocera) Invadens Drew et al. (Diptera : Tephritidae) en Côte-d’Ivoire). European Journal of Scientific Research, 46(1), 62-72. http://agritrop.cirad.fr/558525/

      Roméo, H. C., Champlain, D. L., Chantal, A. D., Stephan, E. A. P., 2015. Diversity and agronomic status of tomato and pepper fruit pests in two agro-ecological zones of southern Cameroon: Western Highland and the southern Plateau of Cameroon. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 10(11), 1224-1232. http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1426772250_Heumou%20et%20al.pdf

      Steck, G. J., Gilstrap, F. E., Wharton, R. A., Hart, W. G., 1986. Braconid parasitoids of Tephritidae (Diptera) infesting coffee and other fruits in West-Central Africa. Entomophaga, 31(1), 59-67. doi: 10.1007/BF02390920

      Umeh VC; Garcia LE; Meyer Mde, 2008. Fruit flies of sweet oranges in Nigeria: species diversity, relative abundance and spread in major producing areas. Fruits (Paris), 63(3):145-153. http://www.fruits-journal.org/

      Umeh, V., Onukwu, D., 2016. Integrated Management of Fruit Flies: Case Studies from Nigeria. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. 553-574. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-43226-7_25

      White, I. M., 2006. Taxonomy of the Dacina (Diptera: Tephritidae) of Africa and the Middle East. African Entomology, (No.Memoir No. 2), 1-156. http://journals.sabinet.co.za/essa

      Distribution References

      Badii K B, Billah M K, Afreh-Nuamah K, Obeng-Ofori D, 2015. Species composition and host range of fruit-infesting flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in northern Ghana. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science. 35 (3), 137-151. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=JTI

      Hassani I M, Raveloson-Ravaomanarivo L H, Delatte H, Chiroleu F, Allibert A, Nouhou S, Quilici S, Duyck P F, 2016. Invasion by Bactrocera dorsalis and niche partitioning among tephritid species in Comoros. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 106 (6), 749-758. DOI:10.1017/S0007485316000456

      Isabirye B E, Akol A M, Mayamba A, Nankinga C K, Rwomushana I, 2015. Species composition and community structure of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) across major mango-growing regions in Uganda. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science. 35 (2), 69-79. DOI:10.1017/S1742758415000089

      Magagula C N, Nzima B A, 2013. Diversity and distribution of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) across agroecological zones in Swaziland: on the lookout for the invasive fruit fly Bactrocera invadens. Journal of Developments in Sustainable Agriculture. 8 (2), 100-109. https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jdsa/8/2/8_100/_pdf

      Meyer M de, Quilici S, Franck A, Chadhouliati A C, Issimaila M A, Youssoufa M A, Abdoul-Karime A L, Barbet A, Attié M, White I M, 2012. Records of frugivorous fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacini) from the Comoro archipelago. African Invertebrates. 53 (1), 69-77. DOI:10.5733/afin.053.0104

      Mwatawala M, Kudra A, Mkiga A, Godfrey E, Jeremiah S, Virgilio M, Meyer M de, 2015. Preference of Zeugodacus cucurbitae (Coquillett) for three commercial fruit vegetable hosts in natural and semi natural conditions. Fruits (Paris). 70 (6), 333-339. DOI:10.1051/fruits/2015034

      Mwatawala M, Maerere A P, Makundi R, Meyer M de, 2010. Incidence and host range of the melon fruit fly Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Central Tanzania. International Journal of Pest Management. 56 (3), 265-273. DOI:10.1080/09670871003596792

      Ndayizeye L, Nzigidahera B, Theron C D, 2017. Effect of Parapheromones on the Capture of Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Burundi. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A. 7 (6), 413-425. DOI:10.17265/2161-6256/2017.06.007

      Roméo H C, Champlain D L, Chantal A D, Stephan E A P, 2015. Diversity and agronomic status of tomato and pepper fruit pests in two agro-ecological zones of southern Cameroon: Western Highland and the southern Plateau of Cameroon. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 10 (11), 1224-1232. http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1426772250_Heumou%20et%20al.pdf

      Schmidt C T, 1967. Entomological note. I. A fruit fly attacking coffee cherries in Sao Tome. Garcia de Orta. 15 (3), 329-331.

      Steck G J, Gilstrap F E, Wharton R A, Hart W G, 1986. Braconid parasitoids of Tephritidae (Diptera) infesting coffee and other fruits in West-Central Africa. Entomophaga. 31 (1), 59-67. DOI:10.1007/BF02390920

      Umeh V C, Garcia L E, Meyer M de, 2008. Fruit flies of sweet oranges in Nigeria: species diversity, relative abundance and spread in major producing areas. Fruits (Paris). 63 (3), 145-153. http://www.fruits-journal.org/ DOI:10.1051/fruits:2008004

      Umeh V, Onukwu D, 2016. Integrated Management of Fruit Flies: Case Studies from Nigeria. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. 553-574. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-43226-7_25

      Vayssieres J F, Adandonon A, Sinzogan A, Korie S, 2010. Diversity of fruit fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae) associated with citrus crops (Rutaceae) in southern Benin in 2008-2009. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences. 4 (6), unpaginated. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ijbcs/article/view/64966

      Virgilio M, Backeljau T, Emeleme R, Juakali J L, Meyer M de, 2011. A quantitative comparison of frugivorous tephritids (Diptera: Tephritidae) in tropical forests and rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 101 (5), 591-597. DOI:10.1017/S0007485311000216

      White I M, 2006. Taxonomy of the Dacina (Diptera: Tephritidae) of Africa and the Middle East. African Entomology. 1-156. http://journals.sabinet.co.za/essa

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