|Bactrocera atramentata (Hering)|
|Thursday, 17 January 2013 09:29|
Male B. atramentata (Photo: S. Wilson)
DISTRIBUTION: Known only from West New Britain, East New Britain, New Ireland and Manus provinces of Papua New Guinea.
HOST PLANTS: It has been frequently bred from Pacific lychee (Sapindaceae: Pometia pinnata).
BIOLOGY: Not yet studied.
ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE: It is a significant pest of Pacific lychee.
MALE LURE: Cue-lure.
QUARANTINE SURVEILLANCE: Cue-lure trapping and regular host fruit surveys of Pacific lychee.
OPTIONS FOR RESPONSE (If newly discovered in a country): Increased trapping, increased host fruit sampling, restriction of fruit movement, protein bait spraying.