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A new species of pest fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae) from Sri Lanka and Africa
A new species of Dacinae, Bactrocera (Bactrocera) invadens sp.n., from Sri Lanka and Africa, is described and illustrated. This is a pest species that has recently been introduced into eastern AfricaExpand
Low beta diversity of herbivorous insects in tropical forests
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Low beta diversity was documented in groups with differing host specificity (fruitflies and ambrosia beetles), suggesting that dispersal limitation does not have a substantial role in shaping the distribution of insect species in New Guinea lowland rainforests. Expand
Host plant records for fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Southeast Asia
Plant records, derived largely from field studies in Thailand and Malaysia from 1986-94, are provided for 131 species of Southeast Asian Tephritidae.
Guild-specific patterns of species richness and host specialization in plant-herbivore food webs from a tropical forest.
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A complex, species-rich plant-herbivore food web for lowland rain forest in Papua New Guinea is described, resolving 6818 feeding links between 224 plant species and 1490 herbivore species drawn from 11 distinct feeding guilds. Expand
SEASONAL ABUNDANCE AND HOST USE PATTERNS OF SEVEN BACTROCERA MACQUART SPECIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) IN THAILAND AND PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
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Based on extensive male trapping, information is presented on the distribution and seasonal abundance of six Bactrocera species in Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia and information on host use patterns is provided for the above six species, plus B. latifrons. Expand
Relationship of Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Their Bacteria to Host Plants
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Certain species of introduced bacteria belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae appeared to be an important adult food source and thus played a significant role in the biology of the fly. Expand
Behavioural strategies of fruit flies of the genus Dacus (Diptera: Tephritidae) significant in mating and host-plant relationships
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It is proposed that 2-butanone is an important rendezvous stimulant in nature, bringing the mature male flies into the feeding and oviposition sites (host-trees) of the developing females for mating encounters. Expand
Bridging the morphological and biological species concepts: studies on the Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) complex (Diptera : Tephritidae : Dacinae) in South-east Asia
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The morphological and biological species boundaries were compared using new data from morphometric analyses of reproductive and body parts, together with a review of data on morphology, chemistry of male pheromones that are important in courtship and mating, molecular analyses, and endemic rainforest host plants. Expand
Bacteria associated with some dacus species (Diptera: Tephritidae) and their host fruit in Queensland
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Over a period of 18 months the bacteria associated with approximately 70 adult flies of four Dacus species were isolated and identified, and the predominant bacteria found in the alimentary tract of flies and in associated fruit specimens were members of the family Enterobacteriaceae. Expand
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