Bactrocera

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Bactrocera
Bactrocera dorsalis.jpg
Bactrocera dorsalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tephritidae
Subfamily: Dacinae
Tribe: Dacini
Genus: Bactrocera
Species

B. correcta
B. cucurbitae
B. dorsalis
B. invadens
B. oleae
B. papayae
B. tryoni
B. zonata
Hundreds more

Diversity
549 species
Synonyms

Bactrocera is a large genus of tephritid fruit flies, with more than 500 species currently described.

Name[edit]

The genus name is derived from Ancient Greek bakter "rod" and kera "horn".

Bactrocera sp. flies on an Anthurium inflorescence smelling of methyl eugenol

Systematics[edit]

Many subgenera are defined within this genus:

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Drew, R.A.I. & Raghu, S. (2002). The fruit fly fauna (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae) of the rainforest habitat of the Western Ghats, India. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 50(2):327-352. PDF (with key to Indian Bactrocera species) - (description of new species B. amarambalensis, B. apiconigroscutella, B. neoarecae, B. neonigrotibialis, B. paraosbeckiae, B. paraverbascifoliae, B. penecorrecta, B. pseudoversicolor, B. yercaudiae and B. binoyi)
  • Courtice, A. C. (2006). Of Peaches and Maggots, The Story of Queensland Fruit Fly. Published by Hillside Books (www.hillsidebooks.com). Keywords: History of Entomology; history of Tephritidae - pest species; origin of Tephritidae - pest species; history of Queensland fruit fly; History of Dacus tryoni; History of Mediterranean fruit fly, Med fly; history of Ceratitis capitata; history of Oriental fruit fly; history of Dacus dorsalis; history of Melon fly; history of Dacus cucurbitae.

External links[edit]

On the UF / IFAS Featured Creatures Web site

Database[edit]