|Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:57|
The Pitcairn Islands group is a British Dependency comprised of four islands, of which only Pitcairn is inhabited by 65 people.
FRUIT FLY SPECIES: There are two species: Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni), that has spread to Pitcairn from French Polynesia, and the non-economic Bactrocera setinervis (Malloch), a Cue-lure fly known only from Pitcairn and Henderson.
STATUS OF QUARANTINE SURVEILLANCE (as of October 2007): There are 16 trapping sites with a Cue-lure and Methyl eugenol traps on Pitcairn island. Regularly sampled fruits for research and quarantine surveillance are rose apple, surinam cherry, guava, peach (Prunus persica), pomegranate, star apple, granadilla, banana, mango, Syzygium apples, capsicum, citrus fruits, tomato, avocado and papaya.