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Seasonality and host utilization of the invasive fruit fly, Bactrocera invadens (Dipt., Tephritidae) in central Tanzania
Abstract:  The temporal occurrence of the invasive and economically important pest fruit fly, Bactrocera invadens was studied in three agro‐ecological areas of Morogoro Region, central Tanzania,Expand
Host range and distribution of fruit-infesting pestiferous fruit flies (Diptera, Tephritidae) in selected areas of Central Tanzania
Abstract The host range of major fruit fly pests in Central Tanzania was evaluated from October 2004 to October 2006. Samples of 48 potential hosts were collected and incubated for fruit flyExpand
Identifying Insects with Incomplete DNA Barcode Libraries, African Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) as a Test Case
We propose a general working strategy to deal with incomplete reference libraries in the DNA barcoding identification of species. Considering that (1) queries with a large genetic distance with theirExpand
Higher phylogeny of frugivorous flies (Diptera, Tephritidae, Dacini): localised partition conflicts and a novel generic classification.
The phylogenetic relationships within and among subtribes of the fruit fly tribe Dacini (Ceratitidina, Dacina, Gastrozonina) were investigated by sequencing four mitochondrial and one nuclear geneExpand
Geographic Distribution, Host Fruit, and Parasitoids of African Fruit Fly Pests Ceratitis anonae, Ceratitis cosyra, Ceratitis fasciventris, and Ceratitis rosa (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Kenya
Abstract The fruit of indigenous, cultivated, and naturalized exotic plants was sampled in Kenya to determine the geographical and host plant distributions of the fruit fly pests Ceratitis anonaeExpand
Ecological niche and potential geographic distribution of the invasive fruit fly Bactrocera invadens (Diptera, Tephritidae)
Abstract Two correlative approaches to the challenge of ecological niche modeling (genetic algorithm, maximum entropy) were used to estimate the potential global distribution of the invasive fruitExpand
Taxonomy, Ecology, and Management of Native and Exotic Fruit Fly Species in Africa.
Horticulture is one of the most important agricultural subsectors in Africa, providing income, creating employment opportunities, and enhancing food and nutritional security. However, tephritid fruitExpand
Indigenous Hosts of Ceratitis capitata (Diptera:Tephritidae) in Kenya
Abstract To study the relationship of Mediterranean fruit fly or medfly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), to native plant hosts in an area within its original home range, fruits were sampled inExpand
The potential distribution of Bactrocera dorsalis: considering phenology and irrigation patterns.
A species in the Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) complex was detected in Kenya during 2003 and classified as Bactrocera invadens Drew, Tsuruta & White. Having spread rapidly throughout Africa, itExpand
Detection of the solanum fruit fly, Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel) in Tanzania (Dipt., Tephritidae)
Abstract:  The presence of the Solanum fruit fly, Bactrocera latifrons, in Africa is reported for the first time, based on trapped and reared specimens in Tanzania. Two new host records, SolanumExpand