The dacine fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacini) of Oceania

  • A key, an annotated checklist with detailed distribution, biological and host information, and color photographic plates are provided for the 91 species of dacine fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacini) known to occur in Oceania. Dacus virgatus Coquillett, previously a synonym of Bactrocera psidii (Froggatt), is instead considered a junior synonym of B. facialis (Coquillett). The species originally described in 1971 as Dacus (Asiadacus) perpusillus Drew, later reassigned as Bactrocera (Sinodacus) perpusilla (Drew) and in recent years as Zeugodacus (Sinodacus) perpusillus (Drew) actually belongs to genus Dacus, and is transferred back to Dacus, but to the subgenus Neodacus, restored combination. The presence of B. redunca (Drew) is recorded for the first time in New Caledonia. New male lure records include isoeugenol and dihydroeugenol for both B. neoxanthodes Drew and Romig and B. quadrisetosa (Bezzi) and zingerone for Dacus taui (Drew and Romig), all in Vanuatu. ZooBank registration.

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Author:Luc LeblancORCiD
Parent Title (English):Insecta Mundi
Series (Serial Number):Insecta Mundi (948)
Publisher:Flora & Fauna Publ.
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2022/08/26
Date of first Publication:2022/08/26
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/09/06
Tag:Bactrocera; Dacus; Pacific Islands; Zeugodacus; identification; pest; taxonomy
Issue:article 948
Article Number:948
Page Number:170
First Page:1
Last Page:167
Erratum s.a.
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 3.0