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The melon fruit fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is widespread agricultural pest, and it is known to have the potential to establish invasive populations in various tropical and subtropical areas. Despite the economic risk associated with a putative stable presence of this fly, the population genetics of this pest have(More)
The solanum fruit fly, Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel), is a major pest throughout South and South East Asia, including very few parts of southern China, and has invaded Hawaii and recently the continent of Africa (Tanzania and Kenya). With the development of international trade in fruits and vegetables, B. latifrons has become a potential threat to Chinese(More)
Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett) is an important insect pest of melon fruit causing extensive losses of production in Asia and Pacific areas. Twelve polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated from an enriched DNA library of this species and their amplification characteristics are described. Genetic parameters were estimated on 80 individual flies from(More)
Tephritid fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) include serious agricultural insect pests in the world. Besides causing severe damage to fruits and vegetables, this kind of pests could enter countries or regions with international trade easily. Strict trade quarantine measures are imposed in many countries or regions in order to prevent their introduction and(More)
The oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Handel) (Dipteral: Tephrididae), is the important insect pest of fruits and vegetables in tropical and subtropical areas. It is necessary to know the potential geographical distribution of this pest in order to monitor and control it effectively. Pupal development takes place in the soil and is regulated by two(More)
The melon fruit fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae Coquillett (Diptera: Tephritidae), is one of the important insect pests of fruits and vegetables. In order to monitor and control it effectively, it is necessary to know the potential geographical distribution of this pest. The ER (Eclosion rate) model was constructed from empirical biological data, and analyzed(More)
Exotic fruit flies (Ceratitis spp.) are often serious agricultural pests. Here, we used, pathway analysis and Monte Carlo simulations to assess the risk of introduction of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), Ceratitis cosyra (Walker), and Ceratitis rosa Karsch, into southern China with fruit consignments and incoming travelers. Historical data, expert opinions,(More)
The guava fruit fly, Bactrocera correcta (Bezzi) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is an invasive pest of fruit and vegetable crops that primarily inhabits Southeast Asia and which has the potential to become a major threat within both the Oriental and Australian oceanic regions, as well as California and Florida. In light of the threat posed, it is important to know(More)
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